Sentence Examples


  • No other state has given so vigorous a test of the ordinary American general-property tax, and the results have been as discouraging as elsewhere.
  • He entered upon his great work by a systematic publication of pamphlets and articles in journals and magazines in behalf of his reform, but for some years he met with a discouraging lack of interest.
  • In Egypt, Amasis had the occupation of each individual annually registered, nominally to aid the official supervision of morals by discouraging disreputable means of subsistence; and this ordinance, according to Herodotus, was introduced by Solon into the Athenian scheme of administration, where it developed later into an electoral record.
  • The one discouraging feature, from the Christian point of view, is the backwardness of Christendom in its great enterprise.
  • But there was another movement, whose origins went back for many centuries, which they were far from discouraging, and were prepared to utilize when it suited their convenience.