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Of just such a dejection of spirit had she observed the signs in Valerie; let them profit by it while it lasted.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Every third day his convulsive tremblings, his dejection, his fits of wandering, seemed to indicate the approach of dissolution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Sitting down at the table, he dropped his head into his hands and shut his eyes in utter dejection.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Perhaps it would make them ashamed of their dejection, and fill them with the spirit of the heroic days.
REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
Thus he sat, dejection and despair stamped on his homely face; haughty, yet a suppliant; a king, yet only by sufferance.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
Sophie Charlotte's deep sorrow and dejection on this parting was the secret herald of fate to herself.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. I. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Nor was this dejection because of laurels tarnished, wholly.
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
The attitude of utter dejection, the look of matchless misery upon that angel's face sank into my heart like water into a sponge.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
It is what I feared, he said, rising from where he sat reading his great Bible, with an air of heartbroken dejection.
THE MINISTER'S WOOINGHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
The tendency of men endowed with genius like his to indulge in extravagances of dejection when Its motive.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEJECTION

  • cold feet
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despair
  • disappointment
  • discomfiture
  • dismay
  • downheartedness
  • hopelessness
  • loss of confidence
  • low spirits
  • melancholy
  • pessimism
  • sadness
  • the blues
  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
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