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  • v  take away the enthusiasm of

  • Kerry's answer would dishearten some of his strongly antiwar supporters and make it seem as if he still could not find a consistent thread in his case against Bush.
  • The park's erratic weather can dishearten even an experienced traveler, but Del Sol is prepared.
  • To prevent overconfidence and to dishearten and weaken its rivals, Minnesota has adopted the stratagem of giving the ball to its opponents during the first half by consistently .
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  • Pervez Musharraf in Hindu
    They (al-Qaeda) do not have the capacity to destabilise the country, but their suicide attacks create disorder and dishearten the population,Musharraf said.
  • Manmohan Singh in Press Trust of India
    Expressing concern over the large number of pending cases in courts all over the country, Singh said, "mammoth number of pending cases cannot be allowed to disillusion or dishearten us. It has to spur us to even greater peaks of achievement......"
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Daily Times
    The multitudes of people coming to the ballots showed Iranians were not hindered by the psychological war of enemies who used different means and instruments to dishearten the people,said supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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