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  • It is disheartening that so few community college students graduate with a degree.
  • The team was disheartened by the defeat.
  • a disheartened and disheartening home
  • But the snow and the bitter weather had disheartened them all.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia

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  • Then the officers shall add, "Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too."
    Deuteronomy 20:8 (NIV)
  • Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Though there weren’t nearly as many slugs or paper clips as I’d thought there might be, I was still disheartened when I counted up the money.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • And when she remembered the toad, she felt even more disheartened.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • His tail was broke, which made him look disheartened, and he couldn’t see nor hear very well.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • After several disheartening meetings with our board, it had become clear that we had no support in the state for the project.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Obviously disheartened, Chronicler spoke, "I’ll be the first to admit that my coming here may have been a mistake."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Chiron looked disheartened, as if my company alone wasn’t good enough.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Mr. Curtain was turning the pages with disheartening speed, but Reynie dared not interrupt again.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The bleak line of shore surrounding the gray harbor was a disheartening contrast to the shimmering green and white that fringed the turquoise bay of Barbados which was her home.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • I was, do I have to add, disheartened.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • He was tired and disheartened over what had happened to the Empire Tern.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • She lets out a disheartened laugh and shakes her head in disagreement.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I wonder if she knows how disheartening it is when you get to that place at eighteen.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The news from Nazruddin was disheartening.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Disheartened—and afraid she had spent too much time in Stephano’s bedroom—Violet went quietly back downstairs.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • To my surprise, Julian seems disheartened by this.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Worse yet, they make us concerned, disheartened, and sometimes hesitant.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • She regarded me not with anger but with a disheartened look, as though I’d drawn all the sap out of her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I did not wish to leave you disheartened.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He had become much disheartened after losing money in a lawsuit, and had taken to drinking more than was good for him.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • It’s disheartening.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I came away baffled and disheartened.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • After the clerk had stamped the envelope and thrown it into a sorting bin, I sat down, glum and disheartened.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He was somewhat disheartened by how hard reading was after months of neglect.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • When Pete gave the signal, Louie would stretch out his long legs and his opponents would scatter and drop away, in the words of a reporter, "sadly disheartened and disillusioned."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He looked very disheartened.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • As Langdon stared at the list, another disheartening thought occurred to him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The men were disheartened and began to mutter.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • "A hearty food if ever there was one," replied Quigly, trying not to sound too disheartened.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Not disheartened, however, he determined that Fangs could be trained, and that he would train him.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • "Go on, Sancho my friend, and be not disheartened," said Don Quixote; "for I double the stakes as to price."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The first time she had said something personal and it was the most disheartening news a man could imagine receiving.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • There is no need to be disheartened in this.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • In the black again with no light but the thin spear of the snowmobile’s headlamp, terror closed in on him again, a childlike fear, dismal and disheartening.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Even the fundamental distinction between an operating system and an application left him confused and disheartened, literally lost in a foreign geography he didn’t begin to comprehend.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It is true, opportunities were scanty; but, on the way to the fields, and back again, and during the hours of labor, chances fell in his way of extending a helping-hand to the weary, the disheartened and discouraged.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • But the snow and the bitter weather had disheartened them all.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • In the meanwhile, how disheartening to see the woman one loves long for those thousands of nothings which constitute a woman’s happiness, and be unable to give her those thousands of nothings.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Smoked foundations and the lonesone blackened chimneys, now known as "Sherman’s Sentinels," appeared with disheartening frequency.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She was a shabby-eyed, pretty young woman with a disheartening intensity.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He had expended considerable money, and was rather disheartened.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • ’I am sorry to say,’ said I, ’that I have some rather disheartening intelligence from my aunt.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
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