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bowed down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bowed down heavily burdened with work or cares "bowed down with troubles","found himself loaded down with responsibilities","overburdened social workers","weighed down with cares"
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  • Mary Baker Eddy
    “Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down, at first sight.”
  • Christina Rossetti
    “Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.”


In literature:

Either you bow down to that there hat or you come along of me.
"William Tell Told Again" by P. G. Wodehouse
Since then when I bow down to the ground at my prayers, I've taken to kissing the earth.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The sister of Siror bowed down her head, and survived not long the slaughter of her race.
"The Pilgrims Of The Rhine" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Bowing and laughing folk walked up and down Carl Johann Street.
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun
But a few years had gone by, and now, when they met again, he was bowed down by destiny.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
He bowed in silence and went straight to the little room, where he knelt down.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
"The Dore Gallery of Bible Illustrations, Complete" by Anonymous
But a few years had gone by, and now, when they met again, he was bowed down by destiny.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Bows swinging down-stream, the boat shot out from the shore.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
She went back to the house, bowed down by shame and confusion, and marched straight to the dowager's morning-room.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
For, in that event, the law of God against bowing down to them would have nothing left to act upon.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He would have the whole department bowing down to him now.
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
The tide, too, as it receded, brought a stream of ice round the point ahead of them, which bore right down on their bows.
"The World of Ice" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
I always bow down unto the Brahmanas whose mode of living is mendicancy.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Marked applause followed the speech, and Sir Arthur sat down bowing.
"The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth" by Timothy Templeton
Just sit down where you is, and help me to make a bow and arrow.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
His own old mother's and sister's heads and hearts bowed down in shame and sorrow.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
Poor Oblooria walked beside them with her head bowed down, shrinking as much as possible out of sight.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
Griffiths sat down on the edge of the cabin, head bowed on chest, in silent wrath and bitterness.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Many guests came and went, much kissing and bowing, prancing and rustling, went on, up and down stairs.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott

In poetry:

Aye will, as long as soul has need,
As long as earth is sod
With tombs, bow down the knee to all
That wakens in them God.
"A Nikko Shrine" by Cale Young Rice
I hear each breathing of the wind,
Each whisper of the tree,
That, taller than its branchy kind,
Bows down and speaks to me.
"O, Summer Day" by Alexander Anderson
Down the Prado strolled my seigneur,
Arm at lordly bow on hip,
Fingers trimming his moustachios,
Eyes for pirate fellowship.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
Not on the sea, not on the sea—-
Thy bark hath long been gone:
Oh, may the storm that pours on me,
Bow down my head alone!
"Stanzas Composed During A Thunderstorm" by Lord George Gordon Byron
John bent up a good viewe bow,
And fetteled him to shoote;
The bow was made of a tender boughe,
And fell downe to his foote.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
One stands at the cloudy altar,
A form bowed down and thin;
The text of the psalm in the psalter
He reads, is sorrow and sin.
"At Vespers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Even trees bow down to Amon Tobin's genius.
Don't Bow Down to the Office Bully.
Lynx enter rankings, bow down to Cowgirls in 5.
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux – Won't Bow Down .
We all bow down to the power of sport.
'We Won't Bow Down ' The Nation.
Lady Gaga Will Bow Down For The Queen.
My Gang Don't Bow Down .
Paul Casey has taken a bigger deer before when he downed an 11-point buck a few years ago using a compound bow.
Beavers bow out down south .
I don't bow down and worship the sun or erect huge monolithic structures in the desert.
Sophomore Tyler Bowes has been holding down a local athletic department's fort for five years.
My Gang Don't Bow Down.
The Bow Tie Overdrive TV kick-down cable kit was used to allow an OEM cable driven truck throttle body to properly operate the 700-R4.
They just bow down to Don, as they should, and I really like that the Hollywood community gets that he's kidding.

In science:

The two methods are not equivalent, because they produce different timbres; pressing down on the string tends to produce a harsher, more intense sound. A louder sound can also be achieved by placing the bow closer to the bridge.
Music in Terms of Science
In numerical simulations of jets, the width of the outflow shell is mainly determined by the effects of the leading bow shock from the jet’s first impact into the ambient material (e.g., Suttner et al., 1997; Downes and Ray, 1999; Lee et al., 2001).
Molecular Outflows in Low- and High-Mass Star Forming Regions