mope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mope be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed
    • v mope move around slowly and aimlessly
    • n mope someone who wastes time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mope A dull, spiritless person.
    • v. i Mope To be dull and spiritless; to spend time doing little; as, to mope around the house. "Moping melancholy.""A sickly part of one true sense
      Could not so mope ."
    • v. t Mope To make spiritless and stupid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mope To be very dull or listless; especially, to be spiritless or gloomy; yield to gloom or despondency: as commonly used, it implies a rather trivial and weak melancholy.
    • mope To make spiritless or melancholy.
    • n mope A low-spirited, listless, melancholy person; a drone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Mope mōp to be silent and dispirited: to be dull or stupid
    • v.t Mope to make spiritless
    • n Mope a listless person, a drone—also Mop′us
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Quotations

  • Charles Dickens
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    “This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. moppen, to pout, Prov. G. muffen, to sulk

Usage

In literature:

Last week I should have moped and fumed here, and cursed my luck in being bound to a log on a day like this.
"The Soldier of the Valley" by Nelson Lloyd
He's been moping around the house like a shadow.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
At any rate, I know that we shall always be dear friends, and you need not fear that I shall mope over my misfortune.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
It did not make a mope of him, but came in spasms that almost drove him wild.
"When Knighthood Was in Flower" by Charles Major
She couldn't bear Mr. John, and all the children noticed that she moped, and asked her why.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
There's nothing to go and mope about, that Lord Talgarth has been kind enough to do me this honor.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
He never, indeed, looked anxious, or moped like an ordinary man in blue-devils.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Monkey Brand moped, and swore the horses moped, too.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Major Bach did not encourage idleness; it only fomented brooding and moping over our position, was his argument.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
For days we were utterly inconsolable, doing nothing but mope morning, noon, and night.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
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In poetry:

We're older nor we used to be,
But that's noa reason why
We owt to mope i' misery,
An whine an grooan an sigh.
"Sixty An Sixteen" by John Hartley
"Here are smiling manly faces,
And the maiden's step is gay;
Nor sad by thinking, nor mad by drinking,
Nor mopes, nor fools, are they.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My foot perhaps would startle
Some bird that mopes within;
Some owl above its portal,
That stares upon the mortal
As on a thing of sin.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
Deep Melancholy rules by fits,
Then gloomy Madness moping sits,
Or straw, unmeaning, ties.
When oft, to shun the fancied lash,
From dizzying heights they fearless dash,
And thus the victim dies.
"Madness" by Charlotte Dacre
But the sighing and moaning and groaning are o'er,
We are pining and moping and sleepless no more,
And the hearts that were thumping like ships on the rocks
Beat as quiet and steady as meeting-house clocks.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
With an oath he mutters “Still moping, eh!
From hour to hour and day to-day;
Not for this from thy lowly state—
Enticed by the beauty I’m weary of now,
And smiles that have fled from thy sullen brow—
I made thee a Rathmore’s mate.”
"The Lady Of Rathmore Hall" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Wilmington Police say they got a call from a man who said two men tried to shoot him when he caught them trying to hotwire his moped near Campus Edge Apartments.
The State Highway Patrol reports the death of a 52-year-old man in a moped accident.
Moped rider in Tuesday crash a Flagler County firefighter/paramedic.
Sheboygan police say 64-year-old Arnold Ramaker was riding his moped on Taylor Drive and was turning left on Erie Avenue--when a driver ran a yellow light and hit him.
Ramaker was thrown from the moped .
Last week alone, five mopeds were stolen compared with just one theft during the same time period last year on the Southside, said police.
A moped operator who was critically injured in a crash in Lahaina died Sunday night at Maui Memorial Medical Center, police said.
34 am Sunday as Cox was riding his blue Sunny moped north on Honoapiilani Highway.
Elderly man dies following moped accident.
A moped rider has died from injuries following an accident in northwest Wichita.
Police said an 84-year-old man was riding his moped , when he failed to stop and crashed into the back of car.
Article "Henderson Woman Injured in Moped Crash Tuesday" Is Not Available At This Time.
13 WTHR Indianapolis13 Investigates Indiana's moped laws.
13 Investigates Indiana's moped laws.
See all stories by 13 Investigates reporter Sandra Chapman about Indiana's moped laws that currently allow suspended drivers back on the road.
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In science:

MOPE for a product of local and bilocal operators into a local operator.
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition
MOPE for a product of local and bilocal operators into a single bilocal operator.
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition
Repeating the analysis of the UV divergences and the renormalization for this operator, it is easy to see that the singularities come from the very same terms in the MOPE as for Φ, that is from the singularities when a bunch of Ψ α is renormalized exactly in the same coalesces on the endpoints of Φ.
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition
This is a basic step in symbolic model checking using Moped .
Exact Gap Computation for Code Coverage Metrics in ISO-C
The coefficients C of the MOPE depend on full structure of the molecule M, and on the relative coordinates {yi = xi − xP }i∈P of the end-points inside each atom P of M separately.
Renormalization Theory for the Self-Avoiding Polymerized Membranes
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