• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Low-lived Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean; dishonorable; contemptible; as, low-lived dishonesty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.
    • low-lived Leading a low or mean life; vulgar.
    • low-lived Pertaining to or characteristic of low or vulgar life; mean; shabby: as, low-lived manners; a low-lived trick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Low-lived vulgar: shabby
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. lágr, Dut. laag, low; allied to A.S. licgan, to lie.


In literature:

During the first two or three years at Chang Te Fu we lived in unhealthy Chinese houses, which were low and damp.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
There was a long low building filled with people who lived up here.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
I can't live up to a high opinion; it's all I can do to keep above a low one.
"A Woman's Will" by Anne Warner
He don't live in the village, I 'low?
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
One thousand people is a low estimate of the number of lives lost from this town, but few of the bodies have been recovered.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
They live in a low, lazy rhythm and attract unto themselves inevitably objects of corresponding vibration.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
At this point lived three young men, hard by each other, and brothers, of the name, I will say, of Lowe.
"Old New England Traits" by Anonymous
We stumbled up on to the roof; then in under a low doorway into a little wooden lean-to, where an old Jew caretaker was living.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Marse Ike marry and live in de Low Country; he die 'bout two years ago.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I care because it's a dirty, low-lived piece of work!
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
Show your face out here where I can get at you, you low-lived street-walker!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Odin, like other great gods, bears traces of low surroundings, as if he had once lived among savages.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
They cannot obtain sufficient impulse to live above low levels.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
I'm a low-lived brute, and you're an angel.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Low living in winter does not conduce to a healthy state in the spring.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Henry Jenkins lived to one hundred and sixty-nine years on a low, coarse, and simple diet.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
G. W. RHODES, Lowe, Chautauqua county: I have lived in Kansas twenty-two years.
"The Apple" by Various
On the contrary, we honored him as long as he lived, and always bowed as low to him as before the Cadi or Mufti.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
Worriers live under a very low sky.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Thus, sauntering along they took no note of time, when at last the long low cottage, where the priest lived, came in sight.
"The O'Donoghue Tale Of Ireland Fifty Years Ago" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

Pray, lastly, for the poor and low,
And all, who in oppression live,
That God to them may pity show,
And to each suff'rer comfort give.
"Advice, Before Prayer" by Rees Prichard
That haunting spectre of success
Which shows a heart sunk low in the girths:
Not England answers nobleness, -
'Live for thyself: thou art not earth's.'
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
O my Ferdiah, O my friend, forgive:
'Tis not my hand but treachery lays thee low:—
Thou doomed to die and I condemned to live,
Both doomed for ever to be severed so!
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
(Strange sleep, strange strife,) that men call living; so
Was Launcelot most glad when the moon rose,
Because it brought new memories of her. "Lo,
Between the trees a large moon, the wind lows
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
My heart sings like a bird to-night
That flies away to its nest of light
To brood o'er its living bliss;
Ah! I so low, and he so high,
What could he find to love? I cry,
Did ever love stoop so low as this?
"A Woman's Heart" by Marietta Holley
And there shall we assur'dly go,
Hanging our lips and forehead low,
Because our time we so absurdly spend,
Because we do not watch and pray,
And do not (e'er that awful day
Of vengeance comes) our vicious lives amend.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

If you've lived here a while, you know the chance of a snowy Christmas in Seattle is pretty low.
The 'Fashion Police' star took to her Twitter page to share some healthy living advice with her followers and insists nibbling on the spice or low fat items which contain it can beat sugar cravings.
But the need doesn't end there: more than 28 million children living in low-income families and their parents could also benefit from donated clothes .
Students Brittney Laufer (left) and Jamie Lowe watch a live webcast of the Board of Regents deciding on a name for the consolidated Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities.
Delaware Offers Low Property Taxes and A Reasonable Cost of Living .
A new, low-income senior living complex was dedicated today during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Mishawaka.
Without Social Security, 14 million more low-income Americans would be living in poverty.
Previously, it had said that it expects to keep the rate low until at least mid-2015.The enthusiasm over the Fed 's announcement, which came at 12:30 pm EST, was short-lived.
Interviews with educators suggested there are many reasons students fail to graduate , from unplanned pregnancies to a desire by students living in poverty to quit school and get the extra income that even a low-paying job offers.
Harvest Low Short-Lived in Cash Grain Market.
Someone stole dozens of cameras from a group that brings photography into the lives of children in low income communities and schools.
Groups say state minimum wage too low to live on .
A coalition of advocacy and labor groups wants the city to extend its " living wage " standard, now in effect for many companies with city contracts, to about 2,000 low-wage workers at Philadelphia International Airport.
Students Design Low-Tech Ways to Help Improve Lives of Rural Poor.
A project that will allow low-income veterans to live independently while getting access to a wide range of services is officially underway.

In science:

A principal motivation for HBT analyses was the hope to view a long-lived source resulting from the low pressure associated with a first-order phase transition to the the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) [ 1, 2, 3].
Correlations and Fluctuations, A Summary of Quark Matter 2002
Such massive particles can appear consistently in a low-energy theory provided they are stable (or extremely long-lived) and so cannot decay and release enough energy to invalidate the low-energy approximation.
Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life: General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory
If Lorentz invariance it is violated at the Planck scale, there must be an interpolation to the low energy, (at least nearly) Lorentz invariant world we live in.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
And in fact, as already stressed, the intersection of D-branes can lead to chiral fermions coming from the open strings stretched between them (really, considering the low lying modes, these chiral fermions live in the intersection volume of the branes).
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
With a 2 ms electron live-time in liquid Argon, the 6000 electrons/mm signal is attenuated by e−t/τ ≈ 1/150 and becomes too low for a readout as in ICARUS.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
This would provide evidence that disks around low mass ob jects are longer lived than disk around solar-type stars.
The Formation of Low-Mass-Protostars and Proto-Brown Dwarfs
If we start with everybody speaking one language (or with just one Eve), then at low p this language still dominates and is spoken by more than half of the total population, with the remaining people speaking a minor and short-lived variant of this dominating language.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
On the other hand, the different behavior of SN Ia seems to call for apparently conflicting requirements: the fact that SN Ia are found so numerous in Elliptical, where star formation is very low (if any) suggests long-lived, hence low mass, progenitors [9, 10].
The evolution of the cosmic SN rate
The Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) is an important, although short-lived phase during the final evolutionary stag es of low and intermediate mass stars.
Near-Infrared photometry of carbon stars in the Sagittarius dwarf irregular galaxy and DDO 210
For example, low entropy outcomes representing order emerge when low entropy photons from the sun generate low entropy living systems on earth.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
It was found that there is a low energy limit where the closed strings decouple and the effective theory living on the D3-brane is a noncommutative gauge theory .
A Review of Noncommutative Field Theories
Strongly dipolar fluids at low densities compared to living polymers.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Note that the live detector mass used for supernova neutrino detection may be greater than the restricted “fiducial” mass often employed for physics analyses of typical beam, atmospheric, or solar neutrino experiments, because the background rates during a supernova burst are low compared with the signal rates.
Supernova Neutrino Detection
At low energies, the closed string that is propagating in the bulk of spacetime may be replaced by the quantum of some supergravity field, whereas the open strings may be replaced by quanta of the low-energy gauge theory living on the brane.
The Quantum Physics of Black Holes: Results from String Theory
Low pT electron identification is currently limited to pT > 2 GeV/c and |h| < 1.1; however, we are working to improve both the momentum and h coverage. A Silicon based (hardware) trigger is being commissioned which will allow us to trigger on long-lived particles, such as the daughters of charm and beauty hadrons.
Recent Results from D0