It was a collective act not of leadership but of desperation, not of strategy but of superstition.
No shame and desperation to drive a teammate to hand over money or the playbook to a blackmailer.
I honestly think this is desperation, that they have lost the war on these social issues.
These claims are a form of desperation—and a disservice both to American history and American voters.
The Germans nevertheless attacked with bravery bordering on desperation, but were stopped after dogged Russian resistance.
He said this in a tone of desperation which amused them all very much.
Her desperation lent her invention; just in this one way he must not find her out.
In desperation I raised her and hung her over my shoulder, rising at the same time and walking up and down the aisle.
Perhaps in desperation you may assume the role of cook yourself.
Such amazing courage was but desperation and a complete ignorance of the place they were in.
mid-14c., from Middle French désperation or directly from Latin desperationem (nominative desperatio) "despair, hopelessness," noun of action from past participle stem of desperare "lose hope" (see despair (v.)).