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To discourage the sending of personal e-mails at work...
'Don't be discouraged. Do it over. Monitor the results for three months. Then, to be sure, do it again for another three months. Record your findings. Write your paper.'
'Last quarter's sales figures were disappointing but don't be discouraged. Let's double our efforts and remember that it takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.'
'I went to summer school and helped a few teachers decide not to teach there next summer.'
'I see the frogs have started spawning.'
'Actually it's a fake, but it discourages solicitors.'
'Well, men, we lost another one, but are we discouraged? Heck, no!'
'I seldom hear a discouraging word around here, but that was definitely a discouraging word!'
"These new motivational screen savers aren't doing it for me."
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"As much as we support the arts, dear, we prefer that you stay away from them."
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"I try neither to encourage nor to discourage Pookie."
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To discourage young thugs from smashing their pumpkins, the Buchanans filled them with live hornets.
To discourage herself from frivolously using her credit card, Gwen attached it to a ball and chain.
To discourage costly expenses claims, M.P.s are to get reimbursed in small denomination coins.
'Please tell me that wasn't a discouraging word I heard?'
'I find it silences detractors.'
'That's the best I've ever played.' - 'Don't let that discourage you.'
'How about this, Mr. President - you deliberately destroyed the economy to discourage illegal immigration!'
'The spike was put there to discourage soldiers from sitting of their helmets.'
"My job? Well, except for its soul-shattering, spirit-crushing and integrity-annihilating aspects, I consider it a real labor of love!"
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