Phrases with "demoralised"

Henry James When not in the right mood he could fall as low as any one, saved only by his looking at such hours rather like a demoralised prince in exile. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James Then it was that, completely relaxed, demoralised as she had never been, Mrs. Wix suffered her wound to bleed and her resentment to gush. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Benjamin Disraeli There was now nothing to prevent the march of the Egyptians upon Constantinople itself, for the demoralised soldiers of Hussein Pasha deserved not the name of an army. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Joseph Furphy I say, Collins — did you ever have reason to doubt my word?” “No; but I always get demoralised out back. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Only Nina’s big rocking-chair, standing black and motionless on its high runners, towered above the chaos of demoralised furniture, unflinchingly dignified and patient, waiting for its burden. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

He should have obeyed no orders but those of his mistress, but the fire had demoralised all the domestics of the destroyed house. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

G. K. Chesterton Their real tyranny was the tyranny of aggressive reason over the cowed and demoralised human spirit. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Henry Kingsley It would have demoralised them, sir, for the rest of their lives. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

The pack-horses now presented a demoralised and disorganised rout, travelling in a long single file, for it was quite impossible to keep the tail up with the leaders. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Andrew Lang They find the Achaeans demoralised by the wounding of Agamemnon, and they make a stand. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Nay, worse, he got at last so demoralised as not to seem to know when he was shot. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Rudyard Kipling Never was seen so destitute and demoralised an Afghan. He was turbanless, shoeless, caked with dirt, and all but dead with rough handling. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Mankind has been demoralised since by its own mastery of mechanical appliances. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Rudyard Kipling As he worked to restore us by speech and action, he reminded me of a grey-muzzled collie herding demoralised sheep. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

Rudyard Kipling But even with defaitist and demoralised forces he won the day. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Joseph Furphy Meanwhile, as no magnanimous sinner can live down to the pseudo-Christian standard, unprogressive Agnosticism takes the place of demoralised belief, and the Kingdom of God fades into a myth. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Gissing Not his the nature to accept bondage; it demoralised him, made him do and say things of which he was ashamed. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James He accused himself, at bottom and not unveraciously, of a fantastic, a demoralised sympathy with her. The Pupil by Henry James [1891]

H. G. Wells Man, “heir of the ages”, is a demoralised spendthrift, in a state of galloping consumption, living on stimulants. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

Rudyard Kipling What’s demoralised you? G. Funk. That’s the long and the short of it. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

And, in fact, good women have often demoralised their idols down to the dirt by this process; to be sure their idols were sorryish clay, to begin. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Intensive culture greatly increases this disposition to trouble mankind; it makes a garden touchy and hysterical, a drugged and demoralised and over-irritated garden. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Bram Stoker Mate now more demoralised than either of men. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Anna Katherine Green Afterwards, it was too late — or seemed too late to my demoralised judgment. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

H. G. Wells The common practice of co-educating youngsters up to fifteen or sixteen, in a country as demoralised as Russia is now, has brought peculiar evils in its train. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells