One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sad; discouraged.‘I was too tired and out of spirits to eat or drink much’
- ‘He had come on behalf of his sister who was still out of spirits from what had happened at the ball, and he had hope that Imogene visiting her would cheer his sister up.’
- ‘‘You do seem a little out of spirits today, Wendy,’ he said and smiled.’
- ‘It certainly did seem rather dull and out of spirits.’
- ‘Poole confesses that Dr. Jekyll is constantly confined to the laboratory and is often out of spirits.’
- ‘From where she was, Em could sense better than she could see that he was notably out of spirits.’
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