Sentence Examples with the word discouragingly

The arrivals, however, have been on the whole discouragingly small, the total for the years 1901-1905 being only 14,000.

The walrus, hunted for its ivory tusks, and the sea otter, rarest and most valuable of Alaskan fur animals, are near extermination; the blue fox is now bred for its pelt on the Aleutians and the southern continental coast; the skins of the black and silver fox are extremely rare, and in general the whole fur industry is discouragingly decadent.