• Historian and naval officer Samuel Eliot Morison described the fighting this way in his book "The Struggle for Guadalcanal": "For us who were there, or whose friends were there, Guadalcanal is not a name but an emotion, recalling desperate fights in the air, furious night naval battles, frantic work at supply or construction, savage fighting in the sodden jungle, nights broken by screaming bombs and deafening explosions of naval shells."

    VOA: special.2011.06.23

  • Many people are desperate to leave behind the rubble-strewn streets and precarious structures that have been weakened by dozens of aftershocks.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.21

  • Sergeant Lemmons says the process so far has been orderly, but people are desperate and the need is great.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.30

  • U.S.military commanders say that despite the desperate conditions in parts of the capital, food distributions overall have been orderly.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.26

  • Messina Mayor Giuseppe Buzzanca says a desperate search continues under the collapsed buildings and rubble in the hope of finding someone still alive.

    VOA: standard.2009.10.03

  • We are desperate to get this country through the recession and into recovery and that is what I intend to continue to do."

    VOA: standard.2010.04.30

  • "Patients are so desperate that they will take anything and ending up hurting themselves in the process,"

    VOA: standard.2009.12.17

  • Docol town elder Sheik Ali Gab says desperate families are already pouring into his community.

    VOA: standard.2009.10.06

  • In a telephone interview, he described the communiqus as a desperate measure used occasionally by the rebels to portray the region as being in turmoil.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.16

  • Those who live and work on the border say the problems are complicated, involving demands for better security and pleas for help from desperate migrants.

    VOA: standard.2010.06.07

  • The sight of a food truck brings hundreds of desperate people into the streets.

    VOA: standard.2010.02.01

  • International Criminal Court President Louis Mourino O'Campo told al -Jazeera TV President Bashir's recent travels demonstrate that he is "desperate" and is "only making short trips."

    VOA: standard.2009.03.26

  • The much-criticized electoral commission chairman Maurice Iwu blames a desperate political class motivated largely by a desire to enjoy the profits of office for Nigeria's electoral problems.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.22

  • The U.N.refugee agency says Somalis desperate to flee war, drought and poverty in their country continue to risk their lives by taking the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.01

  • One woman says she is desperate for help.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.30

  • "Rather than being a mechanism of cooperation,of joint fact-finding, of assistance to one another, it became another focal point for animosity and a failure,really, to work together to solve the desperate needs of both peoples."

    VOA: standard.2009.08.01

  • "Every day I meet people or I hear from people who talk about sending out resume after resume, and they have been on the job hunt for a year or year and a half and still cannot find anything and are desperate.

    VOA: standard.2009.12.04

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