despairingly

[ UK /dɪspˈe‍əɹɪŋli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. with desperation
    `Why can't you understand?,' she asked despairingly
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How To Use despairingly In A Sentence

  • It is said that imitation is the sincerest flattery; and if Isabel was sometimes moved to gape at her friend aspiringly and despairingly it was not so much because she desired herself to shine as because she wished to hold up the lamp for Madame Merle. The Portrait of a Lady
  • The voice that was praying for me faltered and sank low -- then rose on a sudden, and called affrightedly, called despairingly to me to come away. The Woman in White
  • I shook my head despairingly, thinking about my own pitiful form of transport and felt deep pity for my feet slaves.
  • Her voice broke despairingly, as the depression of the last few days threatened to overwhelm her again.
  • Wie a normal head o 'water, the lads'll move them, but wi' the wee drappie we have the noo --" He threw up his hamlike hands despairingly. The Valley of the Giants
  • I knew it," mumbled the visitor despairingly into his beard, "I _knew_ this would happen. A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions
  • `Why can't you understand?,' she asked despairingly
  • The voice that was praying for me faltered and sank low — then rose on a sudden, and called affrightedly, called despairingly to me to come away. The Woman in White
  • Naturally, being British, I chose not to complain, but instead stood there quietly tutting, sighing, and looking despairingly from my watch to my fellow queuers.
  • Miss Ophelia looked despairingly, as her cousin took all her treasures from her.
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