desperation (n.)
reckless despair, desperate thoughts [of self-destruction]
Ham I.iv.75[Horatio to Hamlet, of the Elsinore cliff] The very place puts toys of desperation ... into every brain
Tem I.ii.210[Ariel to Prospero, of the people on the ship] Not a soul / But ... played / Some tricks of desperation
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