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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesperationdes‧per‧a‧tion /ˌdespəˈreɪʃən/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  SERIOUS SITUATIONthe state of being desperate a look of desperationin/out of desperation She resorted to stealing food out of desperation. In desperation, we had to borrow the money.
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desperationIt was just a feeling of anger and desperation.Here, lawlessness, poverty and desperation were the norm.Anger that she wasn't answering now combined with concern and something approaching desperation in his mind.I went to the police in desperation!Even his last act of desperation proved a failure.Other self-defeating organizations rely on insincere optimism and empty slogans to mask an inner sense of desperation.Even a minor incident reveals his desperate determination to overcome, the desperation of the poor.in/out of desperationHis family, meanwhile, insisted he acted out of desperation to save himself and his pregnant fiancee from an angry crowd.He is a supply hooligan, acting out of desperation not loyalty.Dumping sometimes comes out of desperation.Finally, out of desperation, even mainstream politicians began to search for new approaches.
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