bow out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bow out retire gracefully "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
    • v bow out remove oneself from an obligation "He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved"
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Usage

In literature:

She had bowed her head, and for the first time he reached out and laid his hand upon the soft glory of her hair.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
The bow seemed to beckon to him, the pretty pearl screws to smile at him out of their red setting.
"Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life" by Orison Swett Marden
He bowed his head with his eyes shut and lunged blindly out toward his assailant, hoping to seize him.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete" by William Dean Howells
While the canvas still fluttered in the light wind Bludsoe sprang from the bow out upon the rocks with a rope.
"Flower of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
The man bowed himself out and departed on silken foot.
"Mr. Achilles" by Jennette Lee
Meg stretched out her hand for it, but he untied the bow and folded it slowly round his big hand.
"Seven Little Australians" by Ethel Sybil Turner
He bowed, put his hat on his head and stepped out of the house.
"Tillie: A Mennonite Maid" by Helen Reimensnyder Martin
He bowed low to the Countess and held out his hand to the Count.
"Strong as Death" by Guy de Maupassant
When he returned he found Warrington by the bow-window that looked out upon the lawn.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
Presently the fisherman pointed out a dark mass over their other bow.
"In Freedom's Cause" by G. A. Henty
He bowed to her and went out of the room.
"I Will Repay" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Arab was an old hunter, and he now asked Malchus to take his place with the bow while he drove the bear out.
"The Young Carthaginian" by G.A. Henty
In the dining-room Jackson, bowing and smiling, pulled out the Judge's chair, and got his customary curt nod as a reward.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
They pushed at the bow of the boat; they pushed out into the night; they pushed, and would no more look back at him.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Pendennis, indeed, came out; but Bows followed after him.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And George, making a low bow to Mr. Ward, begged him to go first out of the room to the study.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Bow in hand, he started out every morning ready, like any boy, for mischief.
"Classic Myths" by Mary Catherine Judd
He was simply bowed out as quickly as possible from every shop he entered.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
He was leaning forward in his chair, his back bowed, his hands resting on his stick, which was stretched out before him.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The valet bowed and entered the coupe, taking the seat that his master pointed out.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
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In poetry:

'I never came out of Caucaland
To bow to mortal wight,
But to shake the hand of the great Kaiser,
And God defend my right.'
"The Song of The Little Baltung: A.D. 395" by Charles Kingsley
Athwart her track and across her bows
We raked her fore and aft,
And out of the fight and into the night
Drifted the beaten craft.
"The Constitution's Last Fight" by James Jeffrey Roche
Than his who, old, and cold, and vain,
At Weimar sat, a demigod,
And bowed with Jove's imperial nod
His votaries in and out again!
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We lay becalmed; the white-hot sun
Beat down above an even swell;
And, clear upon our starboard bow
Stood out your spar-like Pinnacle.
"Fernando De Noronha" by Lincoln Colcord
Ye howling winds, howl out his praise,
And make the forests bow;
While through the air, the earth, and seas,
His solemn praise ye blow.
"Hymn To God's Power" by James Thomson
They have drawn out the threat'ning sword,
Have bent the murd'rous bow,
To slay the men that fear the Lord,
And bring the righteous low.
"Psalm 37 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

This week on the popular social network Twitter, the little sister of Bow Wow's baby mother Najah Chavis, unexpectedly called him out.
The showroom at Sterling BMW in Newport Beach features many of their models decked out with big red bows made by King Size Bows of Costa Mesa.
"The bow hunters are out but there haven't been any really big deer taken," said Don Ciochetto of The Sport Shop in Iron River.
However, Bowe is out of Sunday's game at Oakland and he could be out for the season with a rib injury.
Star Fools Fans With Disguise & Country Icon Bows Out Of Vegas Shows.
Both remaining Wyoming Valley Conference doubles teams bowed out of the District 2 semi-finals, setting an all-Lackawanna League final round.
Embattled Rice bows out.
A number of others could enter , especially if Leggett bows out.
Will their seats at the table be filled or can flower growers bow out.
Rihanna called off her second show in three days Wednesday, bowing out of a gig in Stockholm, Sweden only an hour before she was expected to take the stage.
Korn's Jonathan Davis Bows Out of 'Twins of Evil' Tour Due to Exhaustion .
Rice bows out of secretary of state bid.
Howard Berman, defeated in November after a nasty and expensive campaign against Brad Sherman, is bowing out of Congress with a display of characteristic substance.
Flood Bows Out of Governor's Race.
(AP) — Nebraska's outgoing Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood is bowing out of the governor's race less than a month after he declared he was running.
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In science:

Thermal conduction can also reduce the visibility of bow shocks (Orlando et al. 2005) (though Marcolini et al. (2005) show that in the case of a wind-cloud interaction it can enhance its visibility), while cosmic rays can smooth shocks out (e.g., Wagner et al. 2006).
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
These too must start to work simultaneously, but only if the mixing bow ls are sending out their blends.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The surrounding nebula is remarkably similar to the Crab, showing clear evidence for equatorial rings and axial jets, and appearing to rule out earlier interpretations of this system as a bow-shock.
Plerions and pulsar-powered nebulae
The jet candidate appears as a single knot adjacent to LV 5 in Fig. 4 (and in other examples in Massey & Meaburn 1995 and Bally et al. 2000) an explanation as a collimated outflow is not too convincing (unless only the bow-shocked gas at the tip of a collimated monopolar jet is being seen).
Two jets from the Orion (M42) `proplyds' - kinematics, morphologies and origins
The youngest outflows are highly collimated or include a very collimated component, strongly suggesting that jet bow shock-driven models are appropriate to explain these objects.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
Lee et al. (2001) performed numerical HD simulations of an atomic axisymmetric wind and compared it to simulations of bow shock-driven outflows.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
In the jet-driven bow shock model, a highly collimated jet propagates into the surrounding ambient material, producing a thin outflow shell around the jet (Raga and Cabrit, 1993; Masson and Chernin, 1993).
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
High pressure gas between the shocks is ejected sideways out of the jet beam, which then interacts with unperturbed ambient gas through a broader bow shock surface, producing an outflow shell surrounding the jet.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
However, these models have problems producing discrete bow shock type features in the entrained molecular gas, as seen in many high-resolution maps of CO outflows (e.g., Lee et al., 2000, 2002), and discrete position-velocity spur structures (and Hubble wedges).
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
Models of wide-angle pulsed winds produce a series of flat internal shocks within the outflow shell ( Lee et al., 2001), inconsistent with the curved internal H2 bow shocks typically observed in episodic outflows (see Sec 2.1).
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
With less confusion than that found around massive outflows, the shocked regions of low-mass, highcollimation outflows (which often adopt the form of wellde fined bows) are well separated spatially with respect to the quiescent gas.
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions
The HCN line emission suggests that the gas in the region is swept up by the suspected bow shock at the tip of the outflow.
A bipolar outflow from the massive protostellar core W51e2-E
When a star comes out of the disk, it is preceded by a bow-shock, accompanied by a fountain of the matter from the disk.
The role of the central stellar cluster in active galactic nuclei. I. Semi-analytical model
If the gas behind the bow shock expands adiabatically, and the source is expanding into a steeply falling atmosphere, then a narrow dense layer will form as the radio source lifts gas out of the cluster potential.
On the interaction of FR-II radio sources with the intracluster medium
For supersonic expansion the ICM will be heated by the bow shock and is also lifted out of the potential well in which the host galaxy sits; this swept-up gas resides between the bow shock and contact surface.
On the interaction of FR-II radio sources with the intracluster medium
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