The company who were thus libelled might have retaliated by strong words, if not by blows, but they were dispirited
and worn out.
However, nothing dispirits
, and nothing seems worth while disputing.
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.
This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited
; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.
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.
"That wine was not imported among us from foreign countries to supply the want of water or other drinks, but because it was a sort of liquid which made us merry by putting us out of our senses, diverted all melancholy thoughts, begat wild extravagant imaginations in the brain, raised our hopes and banished our fears, suspended every office of reason for a time, and deprived us of the use of our limbs, till we fell into a profound sleep; although it must be confessed, that we always awaked sick and dispirited
; and that the use of this liquor filled us with diseases which made our lives uncomfortable and short.
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.
"I say, you!" 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.