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  • Mr. Curtain was turning the pages with disheartening speed, but Reynie dared not interrupt again.†   (source)
  • Disheartened—and afraid she had spent too much time in Stephano's bedroom—Violet went quietly back downstairs.†   (source)
  • As Langdon stared at the list, another disheartening thought occurred to him.†   (source)
  • Tyrion found it disheartening to realize so many strangers were eager to kill him.†   (source)
  • To my surprise, Julian seems disheartened by this.†   (source)
  • She lets out a disheartened laugh and shakes her head in disagreement.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Just keeping them in food and clothing, chasing them down when they were late or absent—all of it was exhausting and occasionally disheartening.†   (source)
  • He was somewhat disheartened by how hard reading was after months of neglect.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Obviously disheartened, Chronicler spoke, "I'll be the first to admit that my coming here may have been a mistake."†   (source)
  • "A hearty food if ever there was one," replied Quigly, trying not to sound too disheartened.†   (source)
  • She regarded me not with anger but with a disheartened look, as though I'd drawn all the sap out of her.†   (source)
  • Worse yet, they make us concerned, disheartened, and sometimes hesitant.†   (source)
  • In January they froze into disheartening poses; in August they ballooned and ruptured.†   (source)
  • He looked very disheartened.†   (source)
  • Chiron looked disheartened, as if my company alone wasn't good enough.†   (source)
  • And the constant chatter of Lestat was positively the most boring and disheartening thing I experienced.†   (source)
  • Those who were familiar with the piano, popular in other towns in the swamp, felt a little disheartened, but more bitter was Ursula's disappointment when she put in the first roll so that Amaranta and Rebeca could begin the dancing and the mechanism did not work.†   (source)
  • The first time she had said something personal and it was the most disheartening news a man could imagine receiving.†   (source)
  • She might have gotten another disheartening text from her sister.†   (source)
  • Every time I wanted to figure what was east or what was west it seemed to be noon, or cloudy, which was no help at all, or nighttime, and except for the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia's Chair, I was hopeless at stars, a failing which always disheartened Buddy Willard.†   (source)
  • I was, do I have to add, disheartened.†   (source)
  • He was tired and disheartened over what had happened to the Empire Tern.†   (source)
  • Sacrificing the monkeys had been a difficult, disgusting, and disheartening task.†   (source)
  • Visitors keep one's spirits up in prison, and the absence of them can be disheartening.†   (source)
  • The scouting report was impressive but also disheartening.†   (source)
  • As usual, Willie-Jay understood; disheartened but not disenchanted, he had persisted in courting Perry's soul until the day of its possessor's parole and departure, on the eve of which he wrote Perry a farewell letter, whose last paragraph ran: "You are a man of extreme passion, a hungry man not quite sure where his appetite lies, a deeply frustrated man striving to project his individuality against a backdrop of rigid conformity.†   (source)
  • She felt disheartened; some glow had seeped from the moment.†   (source)
  • My father was so clearly disheartened by her plan that he could barely muster the requisite endorsement (but then, he had no other options).†   (source)
  • Jerking away, Cindy wiped at her face and cursed while Adam glared at his mom, a look she hadn't thought he was even capable of Angry and disheartened, the Browns drove off, leaving Shawn to bring the truck home.†   (source)
  • The laughs dashed and disheartened him.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," agreed Johnnie dutifully, but rather disheartened.†   (source)
  • But Mortenson's anger at Janjungpa and Changazi, at their scheming and dishonesty, spilled over the gratitude he felt for Akhmalu's months of uncomplaining service at K2 base camp until it became the same disheartening dun color as the surface of this ugliest of rivers.†   (source)
  • With the passing of summer, Adams grew extremely disheartened.†   (source)
  • I wonder if she knows how disheartening it is when you get to that place at eighteen.†   (source)
  • The believer is not soon disheartened.†   (source)
  • This group had landed into the thickest concentration of Kessell's forces, but also into the area that was under the shadow of the tower, where the fall of Cryshal-Tirith had been the most disheartening.†   (source)
  • The breeze didn't even move the leaves, and the balding blond man was disappearing straight up a lava run at disheartening speed, carrying Alessandro's pack and rifle.†   (source)
  • She is disheartened.†   (source)
  • And each day he'd come away from the mailbox disheartened.†   (source)
  • The news from Nazruddin was disheartening.†   (source)
  • This conclusion disheartened him.†   (source)
  • It was so disheartening, she felt like giving up, she had no wish to live.†   (source)
  • Senator Taft was disheartened by the voracity of his critics—and extremely uncomfortable when one of the acquitted Nazi leaders, Franz von Papen, told interviewers upon his release from prison that he agreed with Taft's speech.†   (source)
  • The team was disheartened by the defeat.
  • a disheartened and disheartening home
  • But the snow and the bitter weather had disheartened them all.   (source)
  • Then the officers shall add, "Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too."   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • But I was disheartened by the experience.†   (source)
  • Though Zeitoun and Frank were disheartened and unsure if anyone would stop, they gave it a try.†   (source)
  • For Olmsted the rain was particularly disheartening.†   (source)
  • He upended the sack into the bucket and seemed disheartened by the results.†   (source)
  • Jamie seemed disheartened, and we walked a little farther in silence.†   (source)
  • I could not, however, deny the fact I was also becoming disheartened.†   (source)
  • At the southern end of the site, however, the men made a disheartening discovery.†   (source)
  • You might think that this encounter left me disheartened.†   (source)
  • That afternoon, Takumi and I had learned the disheartening results of our first major precalc test of the semester.†   (source)
  • "Don't be disheartened," Langdon said.†   (source)
  • Vittoria reached the end of her stack before Langdon and looked disheartened as she flipped the pages back over.†   (source)
  • When the participants in the first search party began returning with disheartening reports, the inspector decided that a more systematic search had to be made.†   (source)
  • My dad says it w as obvious people were becoming disheartened-the sheer regularity of the signal by phone from Coronado: "No news."†   (source)
  • He sat glumly through the rest of the hearing, holding his head, which I found even more disheartening than when he was argumentative and distraught.†   (source)
  • Disheartened, I made my way out into the workshop and was greeted by the sounds of a hundred hands busily chiseling wood, chipping stone, and hammering metal.†   (source)
  • Darnell's despair, his sadness in recognizing that they could do whatever they wanted to him with impunity, was utterly disheartening.†   (source)
  • Disheartened, we decided to challenge Joe's death-in-prison sentence as unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.†   (source)
  • There was something disheartening about that, but on the plus side, at least she hadn't teased him about it.†   (source)
  • I pushed my plate aside, and as the past sped by in a series of disheartening memories, I felt Jane's eyes on me.†   (source)
  • For the most part, the men were tired and disheartened, although he noticed their mood seemed to improve when they caught sight of him.†   (source)
  • He called to his attention the disheartening inferiority of the performances that could be heard here now, compared with the splendid ones of the previous century.†   (source)
  • On the days when he felt disheartened, he resigned himself to the notion that the news of Fermina Daza's death, if it should occur, would find him without his having to look for it.†   (source)
  • The boy grew restless and disheartened.†   (source)
  • You get halfway through with your life and you realize you haven't done the things you wanted to do or become what you thought you'd become, and it's disheartening.†   (source)
  • Though he stood on a plateau high above the Braldu River, in perfect fall weather that made the pyramid of Korphe K2 bristle, Mortenson was disheartened by the prospect before him.†   (source)
  • It must have been a bitter disappointment for Gene Johnson, so disheartening that he was never able to bring himself to publish an account of the expedition and its findings.†   (source)
  • As disheartening as Galbatorix's revelation was, Eragon clung to the knowledge that the name could not stop him or Arya—or Saphira for that matter—from using magic without the ancient language.†   (source)
  • Standing watch on the balcony of the telegraph office, Florentino Ariza recognized the schooner, its sails disheartened by the rain, as it crossed Las Ánimas Bay and anchored at the market pier.†   (source)
  • He was weary of the demands of office, weary and disheartened, Washington said, by party rancor and a severely partisan press that had taken to calling him the American Caesar.†   (source)
  • He yearned for the innocence of her pulse, her cat's tongue, her tender tonsils, but he was disheartened by the idea that she never wanted to see him again and would never permit him to try to see her.†   (source)
  • But the drafting boards of America's engineers remained dishearteningly barren.†   (source)
  • His words struck her like hammerblows, but she strove not to let them dishearten her.†   (source)
  • If they do come, it may be that just the shadow of their wings will be enough to dishearten the slavers and send them fleeing.†   (source)
  • Do not be dishearten, young bahss.†   (source)
  • There is no need to be disheartened in this.†   (source)
  • I did not wish to leave you disheartened.†   (source)
  • She was chilled and disheartened and desperate.†   (source)
  • Indeed, to some, Dr. Rieux among them, this precisely was the most disheartening thing: that the habit of despair is worse than despair itself.†   (source)
  • He had become much disheartened after losing money in a lawsuit, and had taken to drinking more than was good for him.†   (source)
  • Smoked foundations and the lonesone blackened chimneys, now known as "Sherman's Sentinels," appeared with disheartening frequency.†   (source)
  • Disheartened, he raised his eyes towards the slow-drifting clouds, dappled and seaborne.†   (source)
  • And so, too weary and disheartened to lie more, finally ceasing.†   (source)
  • But the snow and the bitter weather had disheartened them all.†   (source)
  • She was a shabby-eyed, pretty young woman with a disheartening intensity.†   (source)
  • The men were disheartened and began to mutter.†   (source)
  • Then I begged her pardon and promised I should not be disheartened any more.†   (source)
  • His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.†   (source)
  • He often comes when they least expect him, when they are sad and disheartened.†   (source)
  • She seemed disheartened, and had nothing to say.†   (source)
  • or is it disheartening?" inquired the Pathfinder.†   (source)
  • It was very hard; very hard; lonely and disheartening.†   (source)
  • Troy had, since yesterday, faintly reversed his; but the merest opposition had disheartened him.†   (source)
  • But the effect on Ishmael Bush was not so disheartening.†   (source)
  • Not disheartened, however, he determined that Fangs could be trained, and that he would train him.†   (source)
  • 'I am sorry to say,' said I, 'that I have some rather disheartening intelligence from my aunt.'†   (source)
  • He had expended considerable money, and was rather disheartened.†   (source)
  • You never get disheartened or afraid in the woods, my friend?†   (source)
  • I came away baffled and disheartened.†   (source)
  • As such she compared him with herself; and at every discovery of the abundance of his illuminations, of the distance between her own modest mental standpoint and the unmeasurable, Andean altitude of his, she became quite dejected, disheartened from all further effort on her own part whatever.†   (source)
  • He knew that Sue was sitting within its walls equally lonely and disheartened; and again questioned his devotional motto that all was for the best.†   (source)
  • When she arrived at the house at the end of the day, weary and disheartened, she discovered that Drouet had been there.†   (source)
  • Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening.†   (source)
  • It was also a very disheartening job.†   (source)
  • I must say, though, when we walked down to the Ghost to inspect more closely the task before us, that the sight of the great masts lying in the water almost disheartened me.†   (source)
  • His last phrase, sour smelling as the smoke of charcoal and disheartening, excited Stephen's brain, over which its fumes seemed to brood.†   (source)
  • He was still gloomy and disheartened.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, let me tell you, gentlemen, that since this case opened I have believed that even apart from the light we propose to throw on this disheartening tragedy, you gentlemen are not at all sure that a brutal or bestial crime can be laid upon the shoulders of this defendant.†   (source)
  • ONE of the things that served to darken Clyde's mood just about the time when he was seeking some practical solution for himself, to say nothing of its profoundly disheartening effect on the Griffiths family as a whole, was the fact that his sister Esta, in whom he took no little interest (although they really had very little in common), ran away from home with an actor who happened to be playing in Kansas City and who took a passing fancy for her.†   (source)
  • Stephen, disheartened suddenly by the dean's firm, dry tone, was silent; and through the silence a distant noise of many boots and confused voices came up the staircase.†   (source)
  • He had emerged from a two years' spell of revery to find himself in the midst of a new scene, every event and figure of which affected him intimately, disheartened him or allured and, whether alluring or disheartening, filled him always with unrest and bitter thoughts.†   (source)
  • He had emerged from a two years' spell of revery to find himself in the midst of a new scene, every event and figure of which affected him intimately, disheartened him or allured and, whether alluring or disheartening, filled him always with unrest and bitter thoughts.†   (source)
  • For this is one of those disheartening instances where truth requires full as much bolstering as error.†   (source)
  • She was disheartened by Lady Bertram's silence, awed by Sir Thomas's grave looks, and quite overcome by Mrs. Norris's admonitions.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Oh, no, Pyotr Petrovitch, it was all terribly disheartening," Pulcheria Alexandrovna hastened to declare with peculiar intonation, "and if Dmitri Prokofitch had not been sent us, I really believe by God Himself, we should have been utterly lost.†   (source)
  • She got disheartened.†   (source)
  • "This friend," I pursued, "is trying to get on in commercial life, but has no money, and finds it difficult and disheartening to make a beginning.†   (source)
  • We live in such a state of muddle that it's impossible, and I have only been more disheartened whenever I have tried.†   (source)
  • Yes, you represent Russia here at this moment, and your verdict will be heard not in this hall only but will reecho throughout the whole of Russia, and all Russia will hear you, as her champions and her judges, and she will be encouraged or disheartened by your verdict.†   (source)
  • The Canadian was quite disheartened, having counted on putting his plans into execution in the gulf, either by reaching shore or by pulling alongside one of the many boats plying a coastal trade from one island to another.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We are cheered when we observe the vulture feeding on the carrion which disgusts and disheartens us, and deriving health and strength from the repast.†   (source)
  • It was a disheartening circumstance, but a melancholy fact, that even these readers persisted in wondering.†   (source)
  • "Why so soon disheartened!" he exclaimed; "the scoundrel must be concealed behind some of these trees, and may yet be secured.†   (source)
  • If the finest genius studies at one of our colleges, and is not installed in an office within one year afterwards in the cities or suburbs of Boston or New York, it seems to his friends and to himself that he is right in being disheartened, and in complaining the rest of his life.†   (source)
  • When the fatigue of finding nothing had disheartened Tristan, who was not easily discouraged, Quasimodo continued the search alone.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Chanticleer and his family had either not left their roost, disheartened by the interminable rain, or had done the next wisest thing, by seasonably returning to it.†   (source)
  • Promises were still more liberally distributed than money by this active agent; and, in fine, nothing was left undone that could determine the wavering, or animate the disheartened.†   (source)
  • When Columbus asked of his ships' crews for three days more to discover a new world, those crews, disheartened and sick as they were, recognised the justice of the claim, and he discovered America.†   (source)
  • When he had 'worked round,' as he called it, to Paris in his pilgrimage, and had wholly failed in it so far, he was not disheartened.†   (source)
  • After the most disheartening news of the king's health, a report of his convalescence began to prevail in the camp; and as he was very anxious to be in person at the siege, it was said that as soon as he could mount a horse he would set forward.†   (source)
  • She pleaded with an earnest tenderness, that ought to have moved me; but I was in a bitter, disheartened mood.†   (source)
  • He could hardly ever get out, poor man, to enjoy anything, and that disheartened me from doing several things that Sir Thomas and I used to talk of.†   (source)
  • When he had finished this extraordinary address, the Teton awaited to have it translated, with the air of a suitor who entertained no very disheartening doubts of his success.†   (source)
  • Several desperate efforts had been repulsed, and the disheartened Pawnees were beginning to think of a retreat, when the well-known war-cry of Hard-Heart was heard at hand, and at the next instant the chief appeared in their centre, flourishing the scalp of the Great Sioux, as a banner that would lead to victory.†   (source)
  • No, no, there is nothing encouraging about it; and as for disheartening, nothing ought to dishearten a seaman.†   (source)
  • It is unnecessary to warn the practised reader, that the sameness of the surface, and the low stands of the spectators, exaggerated the distances; but, as swell appeared after swell, and island succeeded island, there was a disheartening assurance that long, and seemingly interminable, tracts of territory must be passed, before the wishes of the humblest agriculturist could be realised.†   (source)
  • encouraging—disheartening!†   (source)
  • Don't say that and dishearten me.†   (source)
  • No, no, there is nothing encouraging about it; and as for disheartening, nothing ought to dishearten a seaman.†   (source)
  • his books and studies and not living at home on account of the usual rowy house I suppose well its a poor case that those that have a fine son like that theyre not satisfied and I none was he not able to make one it wasnt my fault we came together when I was watching the two dogs up in her behind in the middle of the naked street that disheartened me altogether I suppose I oughtnt to have buried him in that little woolly jacket I knitted crying as I was but give it to some poor child but I knew well Id never have another our 1st death too it was we were never the same since O Im not going to think myself into the glooms about that any more I wonder why he wouldnt stay the night I felt al†   (source)
  • Be not disheartened then, nor cloud those looks,
    That wont to be more cheerful and serene,
    Than when fair morning first smiles on the world;
    And let us to our fresh employments rise
    Among the groves, the fountains, and the flowers
    That open now their choisest bosomed smells,
    Reserved from night, and kept for thee in store.†   (source)
  • "Go on, Sancho my friend, and be not disheartened," said Don Quixote; "for I double the stakes as to price."†   (source)
  • [1] Bocca degli Abati, the most noted of Florentine traitors, who in the heat of the battle of Mont' Aperti, in 1260, cut off the hand of the standard-bearer of the cavalry, so that the standard fell, and the Guelphs of Florence, disheartened thereby, were put to rout with frightful slaughter†   (source)
  • Lechery, sir, it provokes and unprovokes; it provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance: therefore much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, and disheartens him; makes him stand to, and not stand to: in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep, and giving him the lie, leaves him.†   (source)
  • Down-hearted doubters dull and excluded,
    Frivolous, sullen, moping, angry, affected, dishearten'd, atheistical,
    I know every one of you, I know the sea of torment, doubt, despair
    and unbelief.†   (source)
  • Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voice
    Over the carnage rose prophetic a voice,
    Be not dishearten'd, affection shall solve the problems of freedom yet,
    Those who love each other shall become invincible,
    They shall yet make Columbia victorious.†   (source)
  • When they draw out troops of their own people, they take such out of every city as freely offer themselves, for none are forced to go against their wills, since they think that if any man is pressed that wants courage, he will not only act faintly, but by his cowardice dishearten others.†   (source)
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