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1. Without hope; given to despair; hopeless. I am desperate of obtaining her. (Shak)

2. Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.

3. Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort. Desperate expedients.

4. Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality. A desperate offendress against nature. (Shak) The most desperate of reprobates. (Macaulay)

Synonym: hopeless, despairing, desponding, rash, headlong, precipitate, irretrievable, irrecoverable, forlorn, mad, furious, frantic.

Origin: L. Desperatus, p. P. Of desperare. See despair, and cf. Desperado.

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Books from which these pictures were taken?

I've come across these pictures on internet and am now so desperate to find the books from which they were taken! Could anyone, please, help me? Thanks in advance. The pictures are: http://i.4cdn.org/sci/src/1394335525675.jpg

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Topic: Books from which these pictures were taken?
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by Coelacanth
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Topic: Human body odor
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Dr. Jobe Martin is not a doctor of any affect, he was a dentist. He seems to have a desperate need for attention that would let him twist rational thought so far as to make it unrecognizable. His explanations of what he has convinced himself as being true are beyond ...

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Topic: Dr. Jobe Martin Arguments
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