He had clung to it when times seemed desperate and hopeless, but he had refused to think he and his sisters deserved what they got.
The ship was breaking up and the last survivors were making rafts in desperate attempts to save their lives.
I sudden felt a desperate sadness that someday she would not be there, or I would not be there for her.
‘No-one would leave their house and family if they were not in a desperate situation, in danger of their life,’ he says.
But that doesn't disguise the reality that they are scraping the barrel in a desperate attempt to save a dying industry.
It was the desperate act of a disgruntled former city employee who was refused his old job back.
The only person that would commit such a deed would be a desperate criminal, accustomed to a life of outlawry.
Their situation is becoming increasingly desperate , with deep depression and anguish.
Racing back to where he had begun digging, he kneeled next to the hole and began scooping out dirt with his bare hands, too desperate to deal with the hassle of a shovel.
Now suppose there is a desperate bandit lurking in the fields and one thousand men set out in pursuit of him.