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Definitions for desperately
des·per·ate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgently, desperatelyadverb

    with great urgency

    "health care reform is needed urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash"

  2. desperatelyadverb

    in intense despair

    "the child clung desperately to her mother"

Wiktionary

  1. desperatelyadverb

    In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desperatelyadverb

    in a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately

Freebase

  1. Desperately

    Watch Out is the fifth album by the Spanish group Barrabás, released in 1975. The album was later re-released on CD in Spain as Desperately. American jazz musician Herbie Mann featured in the recording of the album, after his hit cover of Barrabás' song "Hi Jack", which was released earlier that year. Also appearing was American saxophonist Michael Brecker. The girl posing on the cover of the album is Ellen Michaels. "Desperately" / "Broadway Star" was released as a single, although "It" was the B-side in some countries. Barrabás' next album, Swinger, was re-released on CD under the title Watch-Out, but is unrelated to this album.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desperately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4580

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desperately' in Adverbs Frequency: #296

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperately in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of desperately in a Sentence

  1. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

    On December 22, 1991, Bill Lynn was wrapping Christmas gifts for Bill Lynn grandchildren when Bill Lynn was ambushed outside Bill Lynn home, slashed and stabbed with a sword dozens of times, bill Lynn killer has dodged his death sentence for the better part of three decades by employing much the same strategy he has pursued tonight -- desperately clinging to legal maneuverings to avoid facing the consequences of his heinous crime.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

  3. Sheila Graham:

    You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    It is unconscionable that abortion providers are fighting against the health of Texans and withholding desperately needed supplies and personal protective equipment in favor of a procedure that they refer to as a choice.

  5. Frederick Simeone:

    The aftermath of the sale was was more difficult than the sale itself, because when word got out among the motoring community that the car was discovered and was being purchased by a private party, a lot of people desperately tried to buy it, and asked a judge to put it up for public sale.

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