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Having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.‘he must be feeling pretty discouraged’
- ‘Nevertheless, the Jewish people should not be discouraged.’
- ‘At first I looked at Dice a little, somewhat discouraged by previous experiences with online job boards.’
- ‘I am not discouraged at all for these cases.’
- ‘In fact, you'll see results so quickly you won't have time to be discouraged.’
- ‘But luckily she chose to be inspired rather than discouraged by the experience.’
- ‘Please never allow yourself to get discouraged.’
- ‘And unfortunately, the polls make people feel discouraged.’
- ‘Not discouraged, Johnson decided to build a ' new ' line across the Superior Avenue viaduct to Public Square.’
- ‘All of the above types of behavior, and others not mentioned, demonstrate the discouraged child taking the path of easy success.’
- ‘Be aware of situations that depress you or that cause you to feel lonely, bored, frustrated, or discouraged.’
- ‘I don't think I've ever been more discouraged than I am tonight.’
- ‘The trick is to start small and not get discouraged.’
- ‘After searching everywhere in vain they became discouraged and beat the drums for him.’
- ‘Henry himself had no reason to be seriously discouraged.’
- ‘The ability to select and deselect the files from the preview menu was hardly friendly, and I was initially left quite discouraged.’
- ‘To keep myself from getting discouraged, I kept reminding myself that all this was only temporary.’
- ‘Fitz and Charm weren't discouraged a bit by this honest exposition.’
- ‘Those who work toward liberation might easily feel discouraged by the small amount of progress made.’
- ‘Despite my confidence, Burt still felt discouraged.’
- ‘At 250 ppm, the oil discouraged termites from plowing through the sand.’
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