DISCOURAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISCOURAGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  depress; take away hope from
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  He hoped that with intelligent assistance I should meet with little to discourage me, and should soon be able to dispense with any aid but his.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
2  The table-cloths, and pillow-cases, and articles of that kind, are what discourage me most, Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  But that did not discourage me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  Some people contended that the reason Mademoiselle Reisz always chose apartments up under the roof was to discourage the approach of beggars, peddlars and callers.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXI
5  Mr. Pontellier himself had no particular leaning toward horseracing, and was even rather inclined to discourage it as a pastime, especially when he considered the fate of that blue-grass farm in Kentucky.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
6  I wouldn't discourage either of you," said St. Clare, "but I rather think, Tom, you'd better get me to write your letter for you.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  Perhaps it will be as well if you discourage his coming here so very often.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
8  They discourage one with existence.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
9  On the other hand, if the rent was too high, or if the land deteriorated, the result was to discourage and check the efforts of the black peasantry.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
10  Every evening when he called at her house, weary and discouraged, she was tireless in her tactful, helpful suggestions.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  There was that about his grim one-eyed face which discouraged curiosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
12  They seemed to have no pasts or futures, and they politely discouraged Scarlett when, to make conversation, she asked what or where they were before they came to New Orleans.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
13  And when Ashley came home, sick, discouraged, without a home, without a cent in his pockets, she took him in like a sister.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
14  He was fat and lazy and discouraged, and bad luck had become a habit with him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
15  When Ole was cultivating his corn that summer, he used to get discouraged in the field, tie up his team, and wander off to wherever Lena Lingard was herding.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  He explained the yellow fever epidemic as a providential act to discourage urban growth.
2  The incessant hurry and trivial activity of daily life seem to prevent, or at least, discourage quiet and intensive thinking.
3  Don't let one failure discourage you, try again.
4  We tried to discourage Doug from being so dogmatic, but never could convince him that his opinions might be wrong.
5  This is partly because it wants to discourage people from smoking, since smoking causes so much illness, but also to protect the health of the staff who works there.
6  Union activity was officially tolerated but strongly discouraged.
7  Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and can't make a change.
8  A spell of tough luck discouraged him.
9  Don't be discouraged; it's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
10  My father is a lawyer, and he discouraged me from entering the field.
11  She was discouraged in her marriage.
12  The end result of using this method is that learners leave the classroom discouraged.
13  Rather than get discouraged, the architect saw great potential in the dilapidated house.
14  After over a year of uncertain temp jobs, a once-buoyant optimist had become rightfully discouraged.
15  Davi was born without fully developed limbs but he's not been discouraged, despite the haphazard nature of facilities in Brazil; "Sport is my life because without sport I'm not Davi, " he said, brimming with confidence.