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- adv. In a dispirited manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a dispirited manner; dejectedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a dispirited manner without hope
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But arguing is a lot better than whatever the christ they started out wanting to do to me, and usually, in the course of the debate, I'll either convince at least a few of them that I actually AM invisible and they really CAN'T see me and I really DID just duck into an alley a bit further down the street, and then they'll kind of dispiritedly trail off in that direction but their hearts really aren't in it... or I'll wake myself up, which is, you know, probably the best course of action, all the way around.
But then, realizing that even the great Mr. Stern might have met his match when it came to newspaper boxes, Ms. Hirsch wondered dispiritedly, "Am I exaggerating his influence?"
The play ends with Magaret at bingo, holding a marker over her cards and dispiritedly looking for the lucky break that never comes.
But now the brambles drooped dispiritedly, their branches a gnarled mass of stiff, brown twigs.
I walked the length of George Street the other day, looking dispiritedly into the smart shop windows.
It shivered in the chill morning wind, and grinned dispiritedly when the man spoke to it in a voice that achieved no more than a hoarse whisper.
Outside, a lopsided pickup truck is likely to be parked, sometimes permanently, with one or more tires dispiritedly deflated.
As an afterthought she says dispiritedly, "I feel like crying today."
"The title of my awful old essay," Dor explained dispiritedly.
I drove a shade dispiritedly back to Lambourn and found that Emily, my mother and Audrey Newton had arrived a bare five minutes before me.