The hearts of all three had been more deeply dejected than ever during the last few days.
Tom was dejected by the thought that his exemplary effort must always be baffled by the wrong-doing of others; Maggie was living through, over and over again, the agony of the moment in which she had rushed to throw herself on her father’s arm, with a vague, shuddering foreboding of wretched scenes to come.
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She is dejected but trying to look cheerful.
She is feeling dejected, but I think her world will look better after a good night’s sleep.