Chasing after mere favorability and openness is an unbecoming act of desperation.
It was a collective act not of leadership but of desperation, not of strategy but of superstition.
So that loneliness and desperation can take you to beautiful places ... or horrible ones.
No shame and desperation to drive a teammate to hand over money or the playbook to a blackmailer.
“I was worried our family would get torn apart,” Desirae recalled of her adolescent sense of powerlessness and desperation.
He said this in a tone of desperation which amused them all very much.
For the second time in my desperation, I entered the garden.
In desperation I raised her and hung her over my shoulder, rising at the same time and walking up and down the aisle.
At last in desperation she turned the handle and stepped inside.
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.)).