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having lost all hope

so serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

extreme in degree, strength, or effect

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a person who is frightened and in need of help

arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

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desperately determined

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(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

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showing extreme courage

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showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire

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fraught with extreme danger

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DESPERATE: Pattinson's Connie is desperate for cash Now aged 31, he brings a magnificent feral charisma to Connie, a sleep-deprived desperado who has to raise $10,000 bail money to spring his mentally challenged brother from the notorious Rikers Island prison.
So what if the police deployed desperate tactics to nail these animals?
I spoke at 90 rallies during the campaign and at every one, I came across and met the most inspiring and remarkable young people - young people who are desperate for a better and more just and caring way to organise our society, and desperate for some kind of hope that this could be achieved and that things needn't be the way they are under the Tories.
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Hope and Despair THEY flee persecution, poverty and war Desperate to reach a European shore With terror on their face and tears in their eyes Many will never see another sun rise Brought together through money and greed Each one hoping to succeed In open boats packed so tight Trying to escape their desperate plight Facing angry seas and heavy skies Willing to pay a heavy price So many their lives they sacrifice They don't know what lies ahead By the time help arrives, many are dead Those that make money from their despair Send those desperate souls to perish without a care Many nations help them survive But will they be welcomed when they arrive?
A SCOTS coach driver has told how his bus full of schoolkids was surrounded by desperate migrants looking to smuggle themselves across the Channel.
In fact, desperate times call for desperate measures.
EVERYONE knows how desperate this government is in their attempt to buy votes but now they are actually resorting to out and out bribery with their threat to cancel the contract for the building of the three naval vessels that are to be built on the River Clyde if Scotland vote yes for independence.
I can only imagine how desperate they must have been after watching the infant's mother die.
Since he joined the LA Galaxy five years ago his career has been on the wane but he's been desperate to get back in the big time, desperate for another chance with England, desperate to return to the Premier League.
They prey on the vulnerable and desperate, so when ordinary people are struggling, they thrive.
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I BELIEVE there is a saying that goes like this: "Desperate times require desperate measures".
A rancher in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, has reported that elk in the area are desperate for food.
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