lose heart


: to begin to feel that one cannot do something that one has been trying to do : to become discouraged
They never lost heart, even in the face of adversity.

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Recent Examples on the Web And those who want to work at Buckingham Palace, but aren’t sure about braving the press, don’t have to lose heart either — the royal household is actively recruiting for other roles there, including a pastry sous chef and a furniture conservator. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Ultimately, a lack of funding killed Russell’s dream, but don’t lose heart. IEEE Spectrum, 30 Dec. 2011 The more stoic members were keen to ensure that their supporters did not lose heart. Shiraz Maher, Foreign Affairs, 7 May 2011 The Good News: God will guide and support you throughout your pregnancy. 14 2 Chronicles 15:7 But as for you, be brave and don't lose heart, because your work will be rewarded! Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, 9 Mar. 2023 Until recently, Natalya said, her husband had begun to lose heart. New York Times, 25 July 2022 As Earthlings lose heart about their losses and the difficulty of repair, perhaps escape to another world has become the default projection? Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Mar. 2022 If there isn't an obvious answer to your logistical or financial frustrations right away, don't lose heart! Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 20 Jan. 2022 Rather than lose heart after reading alarming U.N. reports, or be paralyzed by the natural disasters hitting their communities, these states are looking these challenges square in the eye and demanding climate action. Chris Romer, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021

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“Lose heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20heart. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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