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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCOURAGES

But the worst is that it discourages and dulls one for the work.

Mr. St. John, there is something which discourages me much more, said Mildmay.

The skunk attends to his own affairs and discourages familiarity and injustice.

A target impossible to make a full score on discourages the shooter.

"That's what discourages me from amassing wealth," he said to Sid.

Very often our own instability of purpose annoys and discourages us.

In maturer life we are so well prepared for this that it discourages us no longer.

This plan stimulates a wholesome rivalry and discourages dawdling.

He discourages reasoning and thinking on the part of the artist.

This is certainly a fact that discourages fatalistic optimism.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., discoragen, from Middle French descourager, from Old French descoragier, from des- "away" (see dis-) + corage (see courage). Related: Discouraged; discouragement; discouraging.