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The company who were thus libelled might have retaliated by strong words, if not by blows, but they were dispirited and worn out.
Now, there is no occasion that any one should have the habit of body of a wrestler to be either a good citizen, or to enjoy a good constitution, or to be the father of healthy children; neither should he be infirm or too much dispirited by misfortunes, but between both these.
Old men and dull dispirited young ones who looked at her, after being in her company and talking to her a little while, felt as if they too were becoming, like her, full of life and health.
Jennings was kept away by the indisposition of her youngest daughter; and for this party, Marianne, wholly dispirited, careless of her appearance, and seeming equally indifferent whether she went or staid, prepared, without one look of hope or one expression of pleasure.
Their other aunt also visited them frequently, and always, as she said, with the design of cheering and heartening them up-- though, as she never came without reporting some fresh instance of Wickham's extravagance or irregularity, she seldom went away without leaving them more dispirited than she found them.
As the poor horses would return toward night, with sluggish and dispirited air, the moment they saw their owners approaching them with blankets filled with cotton-wood bark, their whole demeanor underwent a change.
So exhausted and dispirited were they, that they began to think it would be better to remain and run the risk of being killed by the Indians, than to drag on thus painfully, with the probability of perishing by the way.
he said, as he turned back and caught a glance at the dispirited faces behind him.
Thankee, Sir," returned Joe, evidently dispirited by the proposal, "since you are so kind as make chice of coffee, I will not run contrairy to your own opinions.
Lou Reed reckoned Dylan "never made a bad album", an opinion sorely tested by his 80s dog days, but even the dispirited, directionless Knocked Out Loaded (1986) featured the towering epic Brownsville Girl.
9 ( ANI ): Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province are dispirited and unable to attack anything but weak targets, an Australian military commander has said.
All he needed was a brolly as he stood in the technical area looking like his team - drenched, dishevelled and dispirited.