v. t.1.To dispirit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She seemed like a nightmare of Lucy as she lay there, the pointed teeth, the blood stained, voluptuous mouth, which made one shudder to see, the whole carnal and unspirited appearance, seeming like a devilish mockery of Lucy's sweet purity.
Having witnessed five previous relegations I can't remember such an unspirited attempt to avoid the drop.
Justice O'Connor correctly predicted the vagaries of the unspirited assumptions in Bandemer.
Not that his fellow urchins set the screen alight either, Harry Eden's Artful Dodger particularly unspirited.
It is a sign of the dominion of liturgy over art that Ferri's reliquary, and eventually a small army of silver statuettes by Antonio Arrighi (1740-43; mostly unspirited quotations of the heroic marbles in the nave of the Lateran, and subsequently deposited in the cathedral of Mdina) stood on the altar directly in front of Caravaggio's Beheading or the Baptist, thus blocking the canvas from view and surely helping to hold back Caravaggio's reputation well into the last century.
The campaign itself had been lifeless and unspirited. Both Chirac and Jospin benefited more from each other's blunders than from any inherent advantage either man enjoyed.
With violence ready to overwhelm Carioca Hill at any moment, Orfeu and Euridice eventually consummate a love that has become overwhelming for both of them, although one would scarcely know it from the commonplace dramatic handling or from the unspirited playing, especially on the part of Franca, a skinny and listless actress whose recessive personality has all the spark of a wet matchbook.
Engineers' drawings are usually unspirited and tell the truth.