There is widespread apathy among the school staff.
When the weather is gloomy, I have a hard time getting motivated to do anything.
We were dismayed by the president's policy reversal.
We hoped that the president would endeavor to help the people.
You don't have to have a lot of money to travel if you are frugal.
The war was fought mostly by mercenaries.
It was naive of me to think that the governor actually cared about the people living in his state.
Mary has been on a stringent diet for months.