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It was President Duterte who gave instruction not to proceed with it [Espenido's transfer to Iloilo City] because it might demoralize the people of Ozamis.
You should not demoralize yourselves and do your businesses.
Sitharaman also said that Bhushan's statement, about referendum based deployment of forces in these areas, is going to demoralize the forces and state governments, who are trying hard to sort out this problem.
The administration feared that images of the war's dead would demoralize the country and further erode support for the war's broad strategy.
This can demoralize operators and craftspeople since items they find still break instead of being repaired when discovered.
designed to explode three feet above the ground and send a devastating wave of fire and blast several hundred yards to kill troops, flatten trees, knock over structures and demoralize those beyond the immediate impact zone (New York Times, B3, 11/23/0 1)
To help students understand how Germany, Japan, and Vietnam used female radio personalities to try to demoralize American troops--and why, at least in the case of the German and Japanese broadcasts, the strategy didn't work.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha, while speaking about the Chinese character, said, "Everywhere, their policy is to demoralize their opponent through pin pricks.