desperately (adv.) Old form(s): desp'rately
recklessly, disregarding all risks
CE V.i.140[Adriana to Duke, of her husband] desperately he hurried through the street
R3 I.iv.274[Second Murderer to himself, of Clarence's murder] A bloody deed, and desperately dispatched!
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