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Having lost enthusiasm and hope; disheartened.‘she was determined to appear unworried in front of her dispirited family’
- ‘I take objection to being grouped in with the dispirited parents.’
- ‘Democrats are more dispirited today than they have been in years.’
- ‘Handed a dispirited, defeated force, he instilled into it the will to win.’
- ‘The public, after a dispirited delay, revolted.’
- ‘The cast members are illiterate, dispirited convicts with a leading lady who is about to be hanged.’
- ‘An outsider could immediately sense the dispirited pessimism that overtook Azariya.’
- ‘I realized how our leadership brings forth mediocre organizations and dispirited people.’
- ‘He reached the edge of the penalty area and the dispirited Croatia defence opened up for him.’
- ‘He took a broken and dispirited fleet and turned it quickly into the force that would win the Pacific theater.’
- ‘Trojans put their recent woes behind them as they brushed aside a dispirited Beckwithshaw side.’
- ‘An aging and dispirited workforce cannot continue under the stress much longer.’
- ‘Behind in races, he would find himself becoming dispirited and not fighting as hard as he should.’
- ‘Any bars that are still left standing have dispirited serving girls.’
- ‘This was a blow from which the already dispirited Newman never fully recovered.’
- ‘On an island in the middle of the pond, cormorants hunch like dispirited monks.’
- ‘Activists who have fought land rights battles inspired by the Constitution are a weary, dispirited lot.’
- ‘The bosses of the leather-curing establishments he met were by and large a dispirited lot.’
- ‘Demoralising idleness and the humiliation of charity or relief work left the unemployed dispirited, apathetic, or divided.’
- ‘Some dispirited broadcasters left radio and television altogether.’
- ‘The ragged and dispirited Americans made camp at Valley Forge.’
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