lose heart


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lose heart

To feel demoralized or pessimistic about something; to lose hope. Don't lose heart—this is just a minor setback.
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lose heart

Fig. to lose one's courage or confidence. Now, don't lose heart. Keep trying. What a disappointment! It's enough to make one lose heart.
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lose heart

Become discouraged, as in The rescuers worked hard for the first few hours, but then they lost heart. This term uses heart in the sense of "courage" or "spirit." [Mid-1800s] Also see lose one's heart to.
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lose heart

COMMON If you lose heart, you start to feel that you will not be able to succeed with something. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. It's all too easy to lose heart when you've had a couple of failures. He appealed to his countrymen not to lose heart.
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lose heart

become discouraged.
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lose ˈheart

become discouraged: The revolutionaries lost heart after their leader was killed.
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Cardinal Kasper said there are reasons to worry, but Christians are people of hope and must not lose heart.
Do not lose heart, for the battle will be long and difficult.
Uninitiated readers will lose heart trying to make sense of these relationships, but the crucial circumstances for the development of the Haarlem landscape tradition emerge clearly.
He added: "We looked deflated when they went in front but we didn't lose heart.
As Saint Paul says, we do not lose heart, but press on with you to claim the promise of our shared faith: a faith which you so clearly embody.
Sellers have been left cursing the fact that The Oval is playing better than expected, but it will deteriorate and England's tail is long enough not to lose heart completely.
If I could be as single-minded as the widow, then perhaps I might not lose heart.
"We are...coordinating an effort to keep impressing on the city that this is not a viable solution and to keep encouraging the County legislators that the park is best and not to lose heart," said Gudrun Le-Lash, executive director of Federated Conservationists of Westchester County.
We didn't lose heart and I'm sure Dundee be exactly the same.
IT is easy to lose heart in a title fight when your main rivals keep pulling results out of the fire even though they're not playing well.
Referring to the problems, the Prince said: "Geordies never lose heart."