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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dowie dow′i (Scot.) dull, low-spirited, sad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. A.S. dol, dull.


In literature:

Captain Dowie was doing the honours at my end, while the surgeon of the vessel was seated at the other.
"The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales" by Arthur Conan Doyle
DOWIE, alias Elijah II, a celebrated Chicago divine who showed the world how easily some people were deprived of their money and religion.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
Thomas Dowy has been long unable to do a turn of work, so you may give him a note too.
"The Ayrshire Legatees" by John Galt
She's been unco dowie (ailing) a' the summer; and sae has the bairnie.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
Dr John Alexander Dowie restorer of the church in Zion is coming.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
And then if ye're dowie I will sit wi' you a gliff in the evening mysell, man, and help ye out wi' your bottle.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Summer passed all too quickly and the "dowie fall o' the year" was drawing on.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
LOUIS H. DOWIE, L. M., 30.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Ye must be feelin' a bit dowy without the ithers, bless them.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
But he hadna been out an hour, when ane o' my brothers-in-law called, and I thought he looked unco dowie.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
I am very dim, dumb, dowie, and damnable.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I hae been in a dowie and desponding condition for a year or mair.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I had spent many merry evenings in Johnie Dowie's; and had seen Lady Charlotte Campbell and Tom Sheridan in a box at the theatre.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Why, he looked like Dowie or Moses, or some of those fellows.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Au'm Geordie Dowie, the town bauldy, that's as weel kent as the Provost hissell!
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
DOWIE, John Alexander, religious impostor, born at Edinburgh in 1847, died in 1907.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Dowie was another of these healers.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
My cruel brother will you betray On the dowie houms of Yarrow.
"English and Scottish Ballads (volume 3 of 8)" by Various
The first is the ballad of the "Dowie Dens," or rather, "Downs of Yarrow.
"The Genius of Scotland" by Robert Turnbull

In poetry:

And farther up in greyer light,
The "dowie dens" lay in their shadow,
And only half made out to sight
By spots of corn and meadow.
"On Yarrow Braes" by Alexander Anderson
Annie she's dowie, and Willie he's wae:
What can be the matter wi' siccan a twae,
For Annie she's fair as the first o' the day,
And Willie he's honest and stalwart and gay?
"Annie She's Dowie" by George MacDonald
The first days were dowie while time slipt awa',
But saddest and sairest to Jeanie o' a'
Was thinkin' she couldna be honest and right,
Wi' tears in her e'e while her heart was sae light.
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
I've aften been thinkin', whan sittin' alane,
Blin', dowie, an' cowerin' upon the hearth stane,
On places an' faces I ken'd o' langsyne;
Lang, lang oot o' e'e sicht, but ne'er oot o' min'.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
The wife leukit up, an' I saw by her e'e
That her heart was as dowie as dowie micht be;
I thocht that some grief maun ha'e lain on it lang;
Wi' Mary, sweet Mary, sure nocht cou'd be wrang.
"The Ballad O' Mary Muiren" by Janet Hamilton
As she lay on her bed, frail dowie, an' dune,
The neebors a' thocht that her en' wad be sune;
That mornin' a gent had cum in frae the toun
To speir for her weelfare, an' sat himsel' doun.
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

From left Jim Grimm gets his arm examined by Ted Dowis at the CERT Search & Rescue training.
KTTN/KGOZ News: Senator Lager objects to Dowis' appointment to NWMSU Board of Regents .
George Clyde, Lynn Axelrod, Robin Carpenter, Jacoba Charles, Mark Dowie, Shari-Faye Dell, Matt Gallagher, Brenda Kohn, Herb Kutchins, Don Lloyd, Claire Peaslee and you could be a KWMR reporter, too.