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dis i looh zhuhn muhnt

  • n  freeing from false belief or illusions

  • For the Israelis, it was a costly mistake, damning them in the eyes of the world and denting the confidence of a people already reeling from the disillusionment that followed the .
  • But while Weld moved on to Oxford and Harvard Law, Kerry went to Vietnam and returned with a chestful of medals and enough firsthand disillusionment to lead 5,500 vets in a 1971 .
  • This is a time of disillusionment and soul searching.
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  • Five Reality Checks You’ll Suffer When Pivoting
    For a group of Stanford GSB students, what started as a life-swapping app wound up as an intelligence tool for journalists and analysts. But what looks like a random pivot on the surface was actually an exercise in personal growth--and disillusionment about the problem they were actually solving. Eighteen months ago, we had a big idea. We thought it was crazy that people make career decisions ...
    June 20, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

  • Pat Choate in Forbes
    Furthermore, "You have real disillusionment with both political parties," Choate said. "Bloomberg might just do it."
  • President Bush in BBC News
    With opinion polls showing growing doubt over the US role in Iraq, Mr Bush said: "We cannot allow our dissatisfaction to turn into disillusionment about our purpose in this war."
  • John Howard in Macarthur Advertiser
    The price of disillusionment and the sense of human failure that comes from unemployment is the worst price that any economy could pay,Mr Howard told a right-wing think-tank in Melbourne. "Unemployment means families with a sense of...

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