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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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Still, it was galling, this having to admit she was afraid. And when she remembered the toad, she felt even more disheartened.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • disheartened = discouraged
  • 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
  • disheartened = discouraged
  • His tail was broke, which made him look disheartened, and he couldn't see nor hear very well.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • disheartened = discouraged
  • When the fatigue of finding nothing had disheartened Tristan, who was not easily discouraged, Quasimodo continued the search alone.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "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
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • 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.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • 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.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It was very hard; very hard; lonely and disheartening.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He was somewhat disheartened by how hard reading was after months of neglect.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He looked very disheartened.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • But the effect on Ishmael Bush was not so disheartening.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • This conclusion disheartened him.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • That afternoon, Takumi and I had learned the disheartening results of our first major precalc test of the semester.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska

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