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  • A book about Bobby Kennedy in which Bobby Kennedy is a secondary character while the protagonist is a broken-spirited and mentally rickety writer more wrapped up in his own problems with women than with the political crises his boss is dealing with seems misconceived to me.

    Old heart crying

  • I know your kind -- brave as lions when it comes to pullin 'miserable, broken-spirited bindle stiffs, but as leery as a yellow dog when you face a man.


  • The wives become screaming harridans or, broken-spirited and doglike, lose what little decency and self-respect they have remaining over from their maiden days, and all sink together, unheeding, in their degradation and dirt.


  • Truly, the Lord was with him thus to spur on so broken-spirited a creature as Narau.


  • Thus every broken-spirited father and mother believes that they are doing a favour to their children by breaking their spirits as decisively and early as possible.

    Beating up your teenage daughter isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law.

  • Young though she felt, the heavy weight of joyless days had fallen upon her, and left her broken-spirited and old before her time.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • He is easily moved to tears; is gentle, submissive, and broken-spirited.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • The broken-spirited, old, maternal grandfather was likewise subject to the little tyrant.

    Vanity Fair

  • He did not come to London, but he wrote to his mother to draw upon his agents for whatever money was wanted, so that his kind broken-spirited old parents had no present poverty to fear.

    Vanity Fair

  • Mr. Frederick Bullock came, and was particularly affectionate to Maria, and attentive to the broken-spirited old gentleman.

    Vanity Fair


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