Like most energetic women, a first failure did not daunt or dispirit her, it only roused her energies the more vigorously.
It was tabu for a messenger to go direct to the army lest he should dispirit the troops.
A few days' delay in such a situation would make nearly one half of an invading force ill and dispirit the other half.
If we are determined to deny these people common justice, we dispirit them.
More than fifty men, all of Marion's, were killed or wounded in this affair, but the loss did not dispirit the survivors.
You did your best, though the time was not the best chosen; but all I wish to press upon you is, not to let this dispirit you.
Fitzosborne urged the duke not to allow such events to depress or dispirit him.
But not for long—Glory never allowed “making up” to dispirit her unduly.
It was no business of the chaplain to discourage and dispirit men in a moment of danger, and a court was formed to sit upon him.
William, like a wise general as he was, took care that the news of his accident should not dispirit his men.