• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Losingly In a manner to incur loss.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30 do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30
How it hurts to lose How it hurts to lose
Y Boy, You Are Going to Lose Your Uncle Ike 057 Y Boy, You Are Going to Lose Your Uncle Ike 057
Do not lose a chance of helping others; we never waste time when we are helping others Do not lose a chance of helping others; we never waste time when we are helping others

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one
    • losingly In a losing manner; in a manner to ineur or to result in loss.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Beware of one who has nothing to lose.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!”


Lose face - To lose one's reputation or standing is to lose face
Lose heart - If you lose heart, you stop believing that you can succeed in something, or lose your confidence, courage or conviction.
Lose the plot - If someone loses the plot, they have stopped being rational about something.
Lose your bottle - (UK) If someone loses their bottle, they lose the courage to do something.
Lose your gourd - If someone has lost the gourd, they are out of the mind or have gone crazy- "gourd" is a melon-like plant that symbolizes a person's head. ("Out of your gourd" and "Off your gourd" are also used.)
Lose your lunch - (UK) If you lose your lunch, you vomit.
Lose your marbles - If someone has lost their marbles, they've gone mad.
Lose your rag - Is someone loses their rag, they are very angry about something.
Lose your shirt - If someone loses their shirt, they lose all their money through a bad investment, gambling, etc.
No time to lose - If there's no time to lose, then it's time to get started otherwise it won't be finished on time.


In literature:

So it's losing money, hand over fist.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
We get knowledge by losing what we hoped for, and liberty by losing what we loved.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
As long as she remains in Paris she cannot lose her money.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
It is true, they have nothing to gain, and much to lose, by a war with us.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In such an event, Spain cannot possibly gain; and what may she not lose?
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
He knows too much for that, and if you keep it up He'll lose all respect for ye.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Why shouldn't he lose his purple and fine linen as well as Jim his chances of happiness?
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Now, I'm afraid, she's losing heart.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Each man we lose renders us weaker; every hundred men we lose means a similar gain to the enemy.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
In the meantime, there is not an hour to lose.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

“So many there are in the King’s garth
Of Hafbur’s death shall be glad;
Good reward for them to lose
The trothplight mays they had.”
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
"That ladye fayre she greetes you well,
And ever-more well by mee:
You must either turne againe and fighte,
Or goe home and lose your ladye."
"King Estmere" by Anonymous British
Come near and bless us when we wake,
Ere through the world our way we take;
Till in the ocean of Thy love
We lose ourselves, in Heaven above.
"Evening" by John Keble
Or blooming under eyes like thine,
Whose fond, soft gaze, whose tender tear,
Must also, losing power divine,
Awake no answering sweetness here.
"Vignette - XV" by Matilda Betham
"Why do I ever lose thee? why
"When on thy realms and thee I gaze
"Still drops that veil, which I could die,
"Oh! gladly, but one hour to raise?
"The Loves of the Angels" by Thomas Moore
'But why this haste, now, Sapar mine?
It's true your eyes are sharp, yet stay,
You are a stranger to this place
And in the dark may lose your way.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli

In news:

Without losing her home and savings, she doesn't qualify for any other government support and her time on EI is over.
At least 90 expected to lose their jobs.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point will lose its second chief executive in one year -- just six months after he took the job.
He used to lose sleep over it, worrying about the fate of his soul.
The Angels lose their final home game of the season, another blow to their playoff hopes, and Hunter offers goodbyes to local reporters — in case he isn't with the team next year.
THE SELECTION of Phil Savage as the new executive director of the Senior Bowl has been warmly received by a city that was up in arms less than three years ago over the possibility of losing the game altogether.
After losing the Short End of the Straw Bowl at Baltimore, the 49ers' remaining schedule presents two more challenges.
As Don the Beachcomber , the former Kona, which was formerly Sam's, goes freaky for tiki—and loses a step when it comes to cooking seafood.
As Don the Beachcomber, the former Kona, which was formerly Sam's, goes freaky for tiki—and loses a step when it comes to cooking seafood.
Like many people with cancer who lose their hair during chemotherapy treatments, Shrader didn't want to drag out the hair loss phase any longer.
Offensive line loses 2 in practice.
New York's Republican party has little to celebrate Thursday, seemingly close to losing control of the state Senate in addition to losing the state for the presidential election.
If you have resolved to lose weight in 2012, here are 5 ways to slim down without losing a lot of cash.
Barons don't lose ground but do lose game with bases-loaded walk in 13th.
You still have time to look sexy this summer by losing the weight that you always wanted to lose.

In science:

Low-mass dwarfs (M ∼ 108 M⊙ ) lose their gas very rapidly, leaving virtually no time for starformation after entering the cluster of group.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
The coefficient Uc is the cost of Coulomb energy when the dot gains (loses) one electron, Q is the selfconsistent charge and Q0 is the background charge, respectively.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Oka et al (2002) made numerical simulations of the surface flow of a gas-losing secondary star and their numerical simulations basically confirmed Lubow and Shu’s astrostrophic wind.
Enhanced mass transfer during dwarf nova outbursts by irradiation of the secondary?
We lose no generality in assuming fα is among the Yi basis vectors.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
As before, we lose no generality assuming that U1,t is irreducible.
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras