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!
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"She told me the only way was up, I should not lose my spirit, I should not think my life was over," he recalls.
She told me the only way was up and I should not lose my spirit MALIC BRADARIC ON HIS MEETING WITH DIANA IN 1997 I talk about her and think about her almost every day.
On her efforts to reform the ministry in the wake of revelations this year of a series of public-fund fraud scandals involving ministry staff, Tanaka pledged to give her all, saying, ''I will not lose my spirit or succumb to pressure.''
She told me the only way was up and I should not lose my spirit MALIC BRADARIC ON HIS MEETING WITH DIANA IN 1997I talk about her and think about her almost every day.