low relief

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low relief a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Low relief See Bas-relief.
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Usage

In literature:

It was Tom Ross who arose, and a cry of relief, low, but very deep, broke from each of the spectators.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A low gasp of relief made him glance up.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
The sides and roofs of them were carved in low relief, and curiously painted.
"Harper's Young People, December 2, 1879" by Various
On one side is carved in low relief a fully clothed figure of the Saviour with hands extended horizontally.
"The Cornish Riviera" by Sidney Heath
Two on each side of the temple doorway the statues sit, and between them, in low relief, is the small figure of the god Harmakhis.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
It was a panel in low relief, for a church.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Her voice, hesitant, and low, but, to his relief, gentle, broke the interminable spell.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
All ornamental sculpture is in comparatively low relief, and the absence of human and other figures is very marked.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
It is constructed of marble, the four sides being carved in low relief with intersecting patterns.
"Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them" by Sidney Heath
The next figure, of Purbeck marble in low relief, is supposed to be the most ancient of all.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Their voices, to Lucy's relief, sank low.
"The Immortal Moment" by May Sinclair
Twice the relief boat shot low over the runway, sweeping round in a gigantic circle.
"Rich Living" by Michael Cathal
For meals the cannoneers walked, in reliefs, to an expanse of low brush, just over a rise a few hundred yards behind us.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
The vault keystones are carved with geometric designs in low relief within a circle.
"Romanesque Art in Southern Manche: Album" by Marie Lebert
The silence within must have satisfied her, for I heard a low sigh like that of relief, before the steps took themselves back.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green
A low tap on the door came as a relief.
"The Secret of the League" by Ernest Bramah
There are Chippendale chairs, with carved rosettes, in low relief, vis-a-vis with a child's slat-back chair.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
A low gasp of relief came from the nurse, for she was a woman.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
Once the sleeping man turned with a low, deep sigh of comfort, as in relief from pain.
"Katerfelto" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
On the upper part of this stone was carved a cross in very low relief.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 129, April 17, 1852" by Various
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In poetry:

I'll chide my heart that sinks so low,
Why should my soul indulge her grief?
Hope in the Lord, and praise him too;
He is my rest, my sure relief.
"Psalm 42 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

It is telling that our expectations are so low these days that the latest dismal jobs report issued by the US Labor Department is being viewed with some relief.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen throws to first on a pick-off attempt of Cleveland Indians' Shin-Soo Choo in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game, which set a low attendance record.
As part of President Obama's disaster declaration last week, the housing department is implementing foreclosure relief and other assistance for homeowners and low-income renters in 18 Maryland jurisdictions.
Jesus Montero came through big, Phillippe Aumont shined in relief, and Angel Villalona went deep in Thursday's low Class A action.
Mortgage interest rates are still low, a great relief to first-time home buyers, real estate investors, and households considering refinancing their higher-rate loans initiated over the past few years.
Some US naval forces engaged in earthquake relief efforts have been exposed to low levels of radiation from the Japan nuclear crisis.
Lowe's announced today it will donate $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Lowe's has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts associated with the wildfires in Colorado and the flooding in Florida.
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In science:

While a few simple low-cost adjustments may provide some relief, a qualitative change in the situation will require financial investment.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Since the kinks slip easily in materials with low secondary relief, the “bottle-neck” of dislocation transition between two neighbouring valleys is actually a process of kink pair formation.
Dislocation Dynamics in a Crystal Lattice (Peierls-Nabarro) Relief
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