Roleset id: dishearten.01 , to deprive of confidence, induce inaction, Source: , vncls: , framnet: dishearten.01: DISHEARTEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'dishearten' based on internet usage examples, membership in VN; adjectival 'disheartened' based on BOLT-6. VerbNet class 31.1, comparison with 'discourage.' (from dishearten.01-v) DISHEARTENED-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from disheartened.01-j)
Arg0-PAG: entity removing confidence, cause (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
Arg1-PPT: entity disheartened (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
The forced retirement had disheartened him, but he knew, of course, that it was coming.
Arg0: The forced retirement
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
It is because this signifies all the more a strategic failure of their master and them and they are increasingly disheartened .