place down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v place down cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place "set down your bags here"
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Quotations

  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Opinions, like showers, are generated in high places, but they invariably descend into lower ones, and ultimately flow down to the people as rain unto the sea.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is plenty of room at the top -- but no place to sit down.”
  • Herman Mellville
    Herman Mellville
    “It is not down in any map, true places never are. ”

Usage

In literature:

She took a sip of coffee and placed the cup delicately down before she answered.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The whole place was silent, and I wandered up and down the long street.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The serpent sunk into his usual resting-place, and I sat down on the stool.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
Tess laid it down again and placed a small stone upon it.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
To save trouble on the return we descended the brook as it was easy to slide down places that could not be climbed.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Colonel Palmer had gone down to Bombay on leave, his place being filled temporarily by Mr. Uhtoff.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
We had about a hundred niggers on dat place, young and old, and about twenty on de little place down below.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
What we see here is, doubtless, taking place all over Cachar; and it would be just as bad down at Chittagong.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Sometimes the opening was so low that they had to stoop down, and in other places they had to squeeze through between the rocks.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Through the black darkness, not knowing which way he should go, perhaps to fall down some shaft such as was sure to be in a place like this?
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

But, O unutterable grace
The Son of God takes Adam's place;
Down to our world the Savior flies,
Stretches his arms, and bleeds, and dies.
"Hymn 43 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Then the Shaman, having called one of the children from the throng,
placed it upon the breast of Anhelli,
who had lain down as if to sleep,
and said to that child
"Anhelli - Chapter 5" by Juliusz Slowacki
“The white suns sail the waveless seas of Space,
Where once their bulk was but a starry flow,
Down the long curves each System keeps its place
Around some mightier glow.
"Ad Astra" by George Essex Evans
To sorrow's own sweet crown,
With simple grace,
The weeping-willow bends her branches down
Just like a mother's arm,
To shield from harm,
The dead within their resting place.
"Sorrow And The Flowers" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And lo! The fate which made you hers
And gave you of her best
And set you in a sunny place,
Down-sloping to the West,
Forgot to change your fisher's heart
Serf to the sea's unrest!
"The Vassal" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
I met you suddenly down the street,
Strangers assume your phantom faces,
You grin at me from daylight places,
Dead, long dead, I'm ashamed to greet
Dead men down the morning street.
"Haunted" by Robert Graves

In news:

This past May I took a trip down to Lousiville, Kentucky and got the chance to check out one of the most haunted places in America, Waverly Hills Sanatorium .
Arizona isn't the only place that has clamped down unfavorably on its immigrant population.
After peering down on DUMBO for 14 days, cops removed their lookout tower, leaving the low-crime community wondering why police put the watchtower on Front Street in the place.
I had made new friends when the car I had rented bogged down in sand in a dark place.
In Silicon Valley, a place that likes to think of itself as America ' s epicenter of innovation, three tech icons—Facebook, Apple, and Google—are doubling down on suburbanism.
"I like to go sit down in an air conditioned place," he said.
1.75M Cold War cabin is the perfect place to bunker down for zombie apocalypse .
"We're really just trying to put that regulatory structure in place, and kind of slow things down," Rieves told 9News.
Yet again, we came down to a tiebreaker for third place money.
Our City, Our World: Climate aside, Winnipeg offers a warm welcome and a place to put down family roots.
Walk down the aisles of any well-stocked beer store and you will notice there is a quiet revolution taking place.
Tulane looked as if they were going to attempt a 51-yard field goal with kicker/punter Ross Thevenot but Thevenot took the snap and executed a well-placed pooch punt that was downed at the 3-yard line by long snapper Craig Gelhardt.
Snyder had his best game, placing all five of his punts inside the 20-yard line, including two downed at the 5 and 6.
Two presidents, four television news anchors and a 10-year-old son who looked ready to take dad's place behind the microphone turned out to bid Larry King farewell as he pulled the curtain down on his.
We must admit that protecting the environment took second place to protecting our vertical positions as we flew down (and up) the bigger rapids .
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In science:

The evolution takes place from the large xj et down to the small x with a typical range at HERA energies of ∆x = x/xj et > 0.01.
Small x Phenomenology: Summary and Status
Cornelisse et al. 2002b have analyzed BeppoSAX data and found several X-ray type-I bursts from ’empty’ places, where no persistent emission was detected down to a several mCrab limit.
Fast X-ray Transients and Their Connection to Gamma-Ray Bursts
As the grain size increases, the time between photoabsorptions goes down, and the cooling time at fixed energy goes up; when the grain size exceeds ∼ 30˚A there is a significant probability of a photoabsorption taking place before the energy of the previous photoabsorption has been radiated away.
Astrophysics of Dust in Cold Clouds
The mirror replica of the binary, see Fig.6, is placed at large distance (not to disturb the first binary) further down to prevent the mass m from being expelled to infinity.
Zeno meets modern science
This is done in section 2 where we have written down the necessary formulas to define the LTB metric and their corresponding Einstein equations, the bang time and singularities, appropriate choice of the bang time, the past light cone, and the place of singularities within it.
An Inhomogeneous Model Universe Behaving Homogeneously
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