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Wild, Quixotic notions of sacrifice flooded his mood of dejection.

"Nobody ever thinks I see anything," said Aunt Jane, in some dejection.

A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.

His excessive anguish drew him from this state of dejection.

Whether in his studio or in the streets, his dejection was the same.

From this moment she dragged herself about the house in silence and dejection.

Then letting his arms fall helplessly to his sides in dejection, he departed.

Richling smiled broadly through his dejection, and touched his own chest.

But it was not a dejection that could awaken pity in the pious heart of Asad.

Upstairs he found the Irishman seated in dejection upon his bed, awaiting him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French dejection "abjection, depravity; casting down" and directly from Latin dejectionem (nominative dejectio), noun of action from past participle stem of dejicere "to cast down" (see deject).

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