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dis ku ruh jing

  • v  try to prevent; show opposition to
  • v  deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  • v  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
  • a  depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    where never is heard a discouraging word
  • s  expressing disapproval

  • Some have begun discouraging problem commenters by simply removing the vowels from their posts, a process known as disemvoweling.
  • The prospects for a turnaround anytime soon are not good, as companies engaged in recruitment report discouraging numbers as well.
  • In fairness to Galton, he came to see the encouragement of "good" marriages as a better way to his eugenic heaven than discouraging or preventing "bad" ones.
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  • Maine Senate: No local sales taxes allowed
    Municipal leaders want the revenue opportunity, but others say it would be discouraging to tourism.
    June 21, 2013 - Portland Press Herald
  • Finally -- Light At the End of Concussion Tunnel
    Since I became alarmed some thirty years ago about the lack of certainty for long term consequences caused by concussions suffered by my superstar NFL clients--the news has gotten progressively more discouraging. Breakthroughs in brain research and extensive testing of retired athletes has made it clear that our society is about to witness an epidemic of symptoms and damage in athletes in a ...
    June 20, 2013 - Forbes
  • Miami Heat still slight favorites to win NBA Finals over San Antonio Spurs
    A 3-2 deficit isn’t discouraging oddsmakers, who still list the Heat as slight favorites in the NBA Finals versus the Spurs. Bovada.lv has Miami, which fell to San Antonio 114-104 in Game 5 on Sunday, at -130 to win the Finals despite the fact that the Spurs can close out the series in Game 6 tonight in Miami.
    June 18, 2013 - Sports Illustrated

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