lose (one's) spirit

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lose (one's) spirit

To lose one's vigor, energy, hope, or resolve; to become resigned or complacent. The underdog team had a shot at winning the game early on, but they seem to have lost their spirit at this point. You've come so far with your law degree. Don't lose spirit now!
See also: lose, spirit
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Will job-seeking people, Lose their spirit and drive?
The Tao says, "When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit.
You know, people really didn't lose their spirit down here.
Now we've got it right again and I'm sure they'll not lose their spirit and their belief in what they are doing.
Speaking in front of around 150 tearful mourners, Mr Howard said that although Australians may no longer be so carefree, they would never lose their spirit of adventure or fun.
Speaking to 150 tearful mourners yesterday, a clearly emotional Howard said that although Australians would no longer be so carefree, they would never lose their spirit of adventure or fun.