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di maw ruh lahyz

  • v  corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  • v  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • v  confuse or put into disorder
    the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office

  • Plus, Arafat figures the violence will demoralize the Israelis and soften their positions at the negotiating table.
  • In the world of international terrorism, children and schools are considered soft targets, providing high visibility for terrible acts that enrage and demoralize the civilized world.
  • New sensitivity training at the office focuses on all the little ways a tone-deaf manager can demoralize a staff.

  • President Bush in Small Gov Times
    I believe setting a deadline for a withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East, and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments,said President Bush. "Setting a deadline...
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in International Herald Tribune
    Enemies of the Islamic system fabricated various rumors about death and health to demoralize the Iranian nation, but they did not know that they are not dealing with only one person in Iran. They are facing a nation,Khamenei said.
  • James Blake in International Herald Tribune
    There were still some testy moments out there, especially playing a tiebreaker after you serve for a set,Blake said. "That can demoralize a lot of players sometimes."

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