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It ought to be considered as a great point gained in favor of humanity, that a period of twenty years may terminate forever, within these States, a traffic which has so long and so loudly upbraided the barbarism of modern policy; that within that period, it will receive a considerable discouragement from the federal government, and may be totally abolished, by a concurrence of the few States which continue the unnatural traffic, in the prohibitory example which has been given by so great a majority of the Union.
Crawford's attachment would hold out for ever; she could not but imagine that steady, unceasing discouragement from herself would put an end to it in time.
He has had too much all-round discouragement to meet.
Italian, Spanish and German brought similar discouragement.
A short account of Jenny Jones, with the difficulties and discouragements which may attend young women in the pursuit of learning.
Behind them was the dark forest they had passed safely through, although they had suffered many discouragements; but before them was a lovely, sunny country that seemed to beckon them on to the Emerald City.
Her heart was set on performing her promise to Tom and Aunt Chloe, and she sighed as discouragements thickened around her.
He says: "From the cave of Bethlehem there rises today an urgent appeal to the world not to yield to mistrust, suspicion and discouragement, even though the tragic reality of terrorism feeds uncertainties and fears".
Black families who attempt to adopt through traditional means are often met with discrimination or discouragement. They further argue that fewer efforts are made to reunite African American foster children with their families of origin.
However, all too often a low quote is taken as a discouragement from getting on at all, and as a result potential profits can be snubbed.
Fear's close cousin is discouragement. Where fear raises the adrenaline, discouragement dulls the senses.
`I've come close to discouragement at times,' he confesses, especially in the face of the political blockages that hinder humanitarian efforts.