despairingly


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de·spair·ing

 (dĭ-spâr′ĭng)
adj.
Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless: a despairing view of world politics.

de·spair′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.despairingly - with desperation; "`Why can't you understand?,' she asked despairingly"
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despairingly

[dɪsˈpɛərɪŋlɪ] ADVdesesperadamente
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despairingly

[dɪsˈpɛərɪŋlɪ] advdisperatamente
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References in classic literature ?
Cecco went, first flinging his arms despairingly. There was no more singing, all listened now; and again came a death-screech and again a crow.
She had met Fernand at the corner of the Rue de la Loge; she had returned to the Catalans, and had despairingly cast herself on her couch.
Oh!" groaned Kutuzov despairingly and looked around....
"Davy," said Anne despairingly, "haven't you sense enough to distinguish between a fairytale and a falsehood?"
(SARA RAY, DESPAIRINGLY:--"I know ma will never let ME have bangs.")
"And a millionaire lumberman!" I sighed, despairingly.
A little girl with her ragged skirt full of slimy seaweed began to sob despairingly, lugging her soaked burden close to the man who carried the light.
Harvey pounded despairingly at the bell, for he feared they might be sunk at any minute, and he jumped at Dan's hail as the crew came back.
His breathing, which was so feeble before, is growing weaker still, and I can do nothing to save him," said the doctor, despairingly.
I looked around me despairingly, and my eye alighted on the holland covering.
"Sixty thousand dollars, or thereabouts," the young man answered despairingly. "His brokers won't listen to me, and your governor--well, I've just been to see him.
When the owner despairingly offered a reward of fifty dollars, our interest increased and the mystery deepened.