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Deject  adj.  Dejected. (Obs.)

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Deject" Quotes from Famous Books

... me more than a month, and which still afflicts me, have in part, been the reason. I have no news to communicate to you, which can console you for our late misfortunes; I can assure you, however, that they do not deject me. Per aspera ad astra. Heaven does not intend to exempt us from the adversities, which have befallen other nations, who struggled for their liberty, by giving as almost full and instantaneous enjoyment of it. I have full ...
— The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX • Various

... many virtues: He was an excellent seaman himself, and loved a seaman; as for personal bravery, no man, had a larger share of it; even when a prisoner he preserved the dignity of a commander, no misfortune could dispirit or deject him, and fear was a weakness he was entirely a stranger to; the loss of the ship was the loss of him; he knew how to govern while he was a commander on board, but when things were brought to confusion ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17 • Robert Kerr

... reaction; it is an indication of lifelong and irremediable impotence. And it is further to be noted that by far the least unsuccessful parts of the play are also by far the most unimportant. The capacity of the author seems to shrink and swell alternately, to erect its plumes and deject them, to contract and to dilate the range and orbit of its flight in a steadily inverse degree to the proportionate interest of the subject or worth of the topic in hand. There could be no surer proof that it is neither the early ...
— A Study of Shakespeare • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... from their midst, low worshipping, Spake thus to Damayanti: "Great Princess, Before thy door all the grieved city sits. Say to our lord for us, 'Thy folk are here; They mourn that evil fortunes hold their liege, Who was so high and just,'" Then she, deject, Passed in, and to Nishadha's ruler said, Her soft voice broken, and her bright eyes dimmed:— "Raja, the people of thy town are here; Before our gates they gather, citizens And counsellors, desiring speech with thee; In lealty they come. Wilt thou ...
— Hindu Literature • Epiphanius Wilson

Words linked to "Deject" :   chill, demoralize, cast down, elate, depress, dejection

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