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Word: crestfallen

Definition: dejected; dispirited


Sentences Containing 'crestfallen'

To conclude, the old men went off, one crestfallen, and the other in high contentment, all who were present were astonished, and he who was recording the words, deeds, and movements of Sancho could not make up his mind whether he was to look upon him and set him down as a fool or as a man of sense.

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