low spirits

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low spirits a state of mild depression
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Low spirits despondency.
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Usage

In literature:

Jim and me begun to feel regler low-spirited.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 31, 1917" by Various
Indeed Phoebe's obvious lowness of spirits presently found its echo in Will.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
He's in the billiard-room, thinking over his sins and getting low-spirited.
"Father Stafford" by Anthony Hope
Yet my heart was sad and my spirits were low.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
Sometimes, his daughter tells me, he is in low spirits at home, but really I never see anything of it in society.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Doll thought he was a very decent chap, though rather low-spirited.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
He seldom complained and those who were with him every day rarely found him low in spirits.
"The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls" by Jacqueline M. Overton
Fatigued, low-spirited, feverishly perplexed, Sibylla did not know what she could do.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Everybody was talking, some low, some high, all in the spirit of the hour.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
You see Hannah was honest; but she was not heroic; her nerves were very weak, and her spirits very low.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
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In poetry:

'Sing to the Lord,
All spirits of all flesh, sing;
For He hath not abhorred Our low estate nor scorn'd our offering:
Shout to our King.'—
"Christian And Jew" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Low, my spirit, this May morn,
Outward borne,
Over seas hath taken wing:
Where the mediaeval town,
Like a crown,
Wears the garland of the Spring.
"Spring Longing" by Emma Lazarus
I have loved much and been loved deeply —
Oh when my spirit's fire burns low,
Leave me the darkness and the stillness,
I shall be tired and glad to go.
"I Have Loved Hours At Sea" by Sara Teasdale
Yet, my spirit back to me,
Hurry soon and have a care;
Love will turn to agony,
If you rashly linger there;
Bending low as spirits may,
Touch her lips and come away.
"Before Sleep" by Archibald Lampman
Cometh a voice from a far-land!
Beautiful, sad, and low;
Shineth a light from the star-land!
Down on the night of my woe;
And a white hand, with a garland,
Biddeth my spirit to go.
"Presentiment" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea
Loves to have his sails filled with a lusty wind
Even till his sailyards tremble, his masts crack,
And his rapt ship runs on her side so low
"Courage" by George Chapman

In news:

Your spirits can get low while you're stuck lying down.
The rover team anticipated Spirit would go into a low-power " hibernation " mode since the rover was not able to get to a favorable slope for its fourth martian winter.
Every game system, from Nintendo to 3DO, has its arcade-style games, tries to reproduce the spirit of that darkened room on low-definition monitors and sluggish PC's.
Restaurants lacking a hard liquor license have been slaking the thirsts of Cocktail Nation by mixing up drinks based on one low-proof spirit or another, with questionable results.
Compared to spirits, they're relatively low in alcohol and blend well with many different flavors, lending themselves as perfect base ingredients.
Low Spirits Sap Champagne Sales.
HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. Last week I started my search for the Christmas spirit, looking high and low.
Glenn Timmons, his bride and a couple of friends flew to Las Vegas in May on low-fare Spirit Airlines.
Despite the low cost for tickets and the biting cold, team spirit still seemed to be high during Saturday's game against Purdue.
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is among the top 16 contenders for the title of "Worst Company in America," according to Consumerist.com, which tracks consumer issues.
The surprise hit from Paramount Pictures debuted well above industry expectations as horror fans crowded theaters for the low-budget tale about exorcists trying to free a woman possessed by evil spirits.
The low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Thursday plans to move up the start dates for its 2013 seasonal service to and from Myrtle Beach, S.C.
As London's 'priest to the stars,' Atonement Father Michael Seed takes Christ to people in places both high and low in the spirit of St Francis.
Terrible record reviews and half-empty stadiums for their gigantic production brought the band's spirits to an all-time low.
Spirit Airlines, Inc () is an American ultra low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area.
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In science:

We state the fol lowing result as an example, in the spirit of Subsection 5.1 above.
On the dynamics of trap models in Z^d
In this spirit, I will attempt to apply the general lessons string theory teaches about naturalness to more conventional problems of low energy supersymmetry and grand unification.
String Theory: Lessons for Low Energy Physics
Paradoxically, this is possible even though one keeps both short- and long-wavelength modes of the light fields in the low-energy theory when dimensionally regularizing, which seems to contradict the spirit of what a low-energy effective theory is.
Quantum Gravity and Precision Tests
Their proposal is in spirit very close to that of chiral perturbation theory , which is an effective description of QCD at low energies.
Universality of correction to Luescher term in Polchinski-Strominger effective string theories
In the same spirit to the proof of Proposition 2, we first derive the low bound for κ.
One Dimensional Conformal Metric Flows
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