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Natural exuberance:‘the over-elaborate system of import licensing has had a dampening effect on the animal spirits of entrepreneurs’
- ‘All of this is apt to tame the animal spirits of both consumers and businessmen.’
- ‘American business is getting its animal spirits back.’
- ‘‘Entrepreneurs have plenty of animal spirits and vision,’ he points out.’
- ‘There is no evidence that the collapse of the Lisbon 2010 Agenda has let loose any animal spirits for change.’
- ‘It wasn't animosity that spoilt her animal spirits and cheerful good nature.’
- ‘The key is using rock-bottom rates to help shift executives' expectations in a more positive direction and revive animal spirits.’
- ‘But animal spirits are beginning to stir in one sector of the economy: high tech.’
- ‘So we build fires and pass the bottle until the violent animal spirits take us in smashing boulders down the hillsides wandering into the great sand dunes with only a bottle of sour mash to mix with warm coke’
- ‘The animal spirits of Indian capitalism, long suppressed, have been unleashed.’
- ‘Vocally, he's not the most individual Giovanni on discs, but his personality is a distinctive one, and his voice is young and full of animal spirits - in keeping with the character.’
- ‘He was a delightful companion, full of sagacity as well as animal spirits; but I came away more impressed with the fullness of life and energy than with any sense of distinction.’
- ‘And exactly as one should expect from a Capitalistic economy, it did not take long for these financial profits to thoroughly incite animal spirits and captivate intense entrepreneur zeal.’
- ‘It tends to dampen lawyers' animal spirits.’
- ‘Declining stock wealth has not curbed the consumer's animal spirits, despite record public participation in the equity market.’
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