Usage examples for discourages

  1. It shows us a great ideal of goodness to which we ought to aspire, and discourages us by the very loftiness of the standard. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  2. It is not the chill of any one special day that discourages one from any further effort to continue in this vale of tears, but the cold that has, apparently, the chill and dampness and cold of all those two thousand and two hundred and sixty winters that have gone before which concentrate themselves in the atmosphere. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting
  3. It almost discourages me when I contemplate the serried ranks of women that must have contributed to his perfect finesse. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow