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dis pi ruh tid

  • v  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
  • s  marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    a dispirited and divided Party
  • s  filled with melancholy and despondency
    a dispirited and resigned expression on her face

  • How dispirited will supporters of marriage equality be at the result of this ballot measure? There will always be people who become dispirited, but that doesn't mean we all will.
  • But these are not normal times for Republican Party satraps, who can be best described these days as dispirited, confused and just plain tired.
  • And yet at that very dispirited moment, Federal Express, Microsoft and Apple were all founded.
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  • John McCain in The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
    Then he made one more slip: "Now, it'll be dispirited - it'll be spirited, because there are stark differences," McCain said.
  • Richard Ford in Boston Globe (registration)
    It's a pretty dispirited place right now,said Ford, who has traveled to New Orleans to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Anthony Kennedy in Washington Post
    In more than three decades as a judge, I have not seen my colleagues in the judiciary so dispirited as at the present time,Kennedy said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The blunt fact is that the past...

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