I must deject you now and make you listen to me; there is not much more to hear.
The things which do not disturb her temper may, perhaps, deject her spirits.
For one, the worst event of this day, though it may deject, shall not break or subdue me.
This did not dishearten or deject the golden party; far from it.
And I alone, of all men “most deject and wretched,” survive them all.
early 15c., "to throw or cast down," from Old French dejeter (12c.), from Latin deiectus "a throwing down, felling, fall," past participle of deicere "to cast down, destroy; drive out; kill, slay, defeat," from de- "down" + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Originally literal; the sense of "depress in spirit" is c.1500.