Sentence Examples with the word discourage

Right. Now someone seems to be trying to discourage us from finding the identity of the bones, who caused them to become bones, and how they happened to get in the Lucky Pup mine.

The length of the word or the difficulty of the arrangement of the elements never seemed to discourage her.

The new system prohibited any relief given to the poor outside of a workhouse while simultaneously lowering the quality of the workhouses to discourage the poor from using them except as a last resort.

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From the point of view of public utility, the state has sometimes attempted to discourage celibacy.

This has greatly facilitated the formation of large estates devoted chiefly to grazing purposes, contrary to the policy of the legislature, which has everywhere sought to encourage tillage, or tillage joined to stock-rearing, and to discourage large holdings.

When I answered affirmatively, she said she'd not follow that lead and discourage anyone she knew from doing so.

Friends tried to discourage this tendency, fearing lest it would lead to disappointment.

Socrates has some criticism for this new-fangled writing everyone is talking about: Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them.

The second volume of the translation, completing the historical books, published in 1797, found no more friendly reception; but this circumstance did not discourage him from giving forth in 1800 the volume of Critical Remarks on the Hebrew Scriptures, which presented in a somewhat brusque manner the then novel and startling views of Eichhorn and his school on the primitive history and early records of mankind.

Its policy was to discourage colonization so as to maintain the territory in which it operated as a vast game preserve.