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Synonyms for despairingly

with desperation


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But when it was a question of meeting a team like Manchester United--here Mr Dodson, shrugging his shoulders despairingly, sank back in his chair, and watchful secretaries brought him round with oxygen.
His breathing, which was so feeble before, is growing weaker still, and I can do nothing to save him," said the doctor, despairingly.
I glanced up at the moon despairingly, and now to my intense joy and relief saw that we--or rather the almanack--had made no mistake.
If Schneider himself had arrived then and seen his former pupil and patient, remembering the prince's condition during the first year in Switzerland, he would have flung up his hands, despairingly, and cried, as he did then:
We despairingly tried what seemed in the darkness to be the fourth island, but met with no better success.
I looked around me despairingly, and my eye alighted on the holland covering.
Davy," said Anne despairingly, "haven't you sense enough to distinguish between a fairytale and a falsehood?
Sixty thousand dollars, or thereabouts," the young man answered despairingly.
And when it has got in; as one not finding what it seeks, whatever that may be, it wails and howls to issue forth again: and not content with stalking through the aisles, and gliding round and round the pillars, and tempting the deep organ, soars up to the roof, and strives to rend the rafters: then flings itself despairingly upon the stones below, and passes, muttering, into the vaults.
The Courier fixes his eyes despairingly on the Countess.
When the owner despairingly offered a reward of fifty dollars, our interest increased and the mystery deepened.
Nothing can make matters worse than they are," she thought, despairingly, as Arnold dealt the cards for her.
And he pettishly pushed away his plate, and leant back despairingly in his chair.
I leaned despairingly over the rail, watching the trim little schooner swiftly increasing the bleak sweep of ocean between us.
she asked despairingly, and seemed to glimpse a vision of all her future life stretched out before her, with always the form and face of the burly blacksmith pursuing her.