crushed spirits

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The power of love, shown through the acts of kindness from Mission staff and more than 200 professional volunteers, will transform lives and renew the crushed spirits of abandoned and abused women on this special day.
Hirschberg though says crushed spirits were not behind his decision to leave, because "reverse discrimination had not been in existence".
Geraldine McEwan, with a deceptive smile and a vicious nature, leads a gang of nuns who perhaps thought they were saving souls but all you see here are crushed spirits.