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in low spirits


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in low spirits in a dejected manner "when she came back Sophie and Esther were sitting dejectedly in the kitchen"
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In literature:

Vainamoinen returns from Pohjola in low spirits, and warns every one against going wooing in company with a younger man (499-518).
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
Also applied to a person in low spirits.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The king of the country, Adooley, of whom Richard Lander retained a friendly remembrance, was in low spirits.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Though much more agreeable and docile than when she entered, she is in uniformly low spirits.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
On the morning of my departure we sat down in very low spirits.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
My spirits were rather low as I said good-bye to my kind hosts one bright morning in August.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
There's a deal of comfort in a glass when you're low-spirited.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
As I was about to say, we've got trouble enough without your playing at being in low spirits.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Sniff agin shaking his head in low spirits agin the wall.
"Mugby Junction" by Charles Dickens
I was sober-hearted and low-toned in spirit and strength; while they were as gay as their elders.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
So he came home again in very low spirits, for he had wanted very much to have a true Princess.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
A sort of wireless telegraphy that passed between Bradshaw and Laetitia left both in low spirits.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Clarence was in low spirits just then, and not without reason.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Low spirits were not much in her line.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
He sank very low in spirits.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The weather was ideal Christmas weather, and the drive in was so beautiful, no one's spirits could go on remaining low.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Edward himself looked moody and low-spirited, and I recollect that to cheer him up, I rallied him on being in love with Mary.
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
Norah has been in rather low spirits, Cobbs; but she'll be happy, now we have found you to be our friend.
"Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read" by Charles Dickens
There is nothing mean or low, nothing dishonourable or unworthy in the spirit of the Burschen-schaft.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
The council, when called, was in but low spirits.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit

In poetry:

Never as in old days
Can I again stoop low;
Never, now fallen, raise
Spirit and heart above
To where once life did show
The lone soul of my love.
"After A Year" by Thomas MacDonagh
Watching the dark my spirit rose in flood
On that most dearest Prelude of my delight.
The low-lying mist lifted its hood,
The October stars showed nobly in clear night.
"Bach And The Sentry" by Ivor Gurney
THROUGH the long night of watchfulness and pain,
Where shall the worn and wearied spirit rest?
Who listens in the midnight's lonely hour
To the low hearings of the aching breast?
"A Hymn In Sickness" by Caroline Fry
"Full low at thy bidding thy negroes may kneel,
With the iron of bondage on spirit and heel;
Yet know that the Yankee girl sooner would be
In fetters with them, than in freedom with thee!"
"The Yankee Girl" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I shudder, as these voices, so fraught with mournful woe,
Steal on my spirit's hearing, in cadence sad and low,
And think I will not hear them--but, ah! who can control
The gloomy thoughts that enter and brood upon the soul?
"Lines To A Friend, On Removing From Her Native Village" by Effie Afton
In her spotless linen hood,
Like the other sisterhood,
She braves the open cloister when the psalm sounds sweet and low;
When some sister's bier doth pass
From the minster and the Mass,
Soon to sink into the earth, like the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Compared to spirits, they're relatively low in alcohol and blend well with many different flavors, lending themselves as perfect base ingredients.
Glenn Timmons, his bride and a couple of friends flew to Las Vegas in May on low-fare Spirit Airlines.
Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is among the top 16 contenders for the title of "Worst Company in America," according to, which tracks consumer issues.
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.
Spirit Airlines, Inc () is an American ultra low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area.

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
One way to understand the screening mechanism is to view it in the spirit of the renormalization-group approach, where the effective Coulomb interaction that should be used for low-energy processes is produced by the integration of the “fast modes” (high energy degrees of freedom) of the electron gas (Shankar 1994).
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
For example: “the contraction of the muscles round the eyes when in grief”, “the firm closure of the mouth when in reflection”, “the depression of the corners of the mouth when in low spirits”, etc 3.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
After accounting for the experimental acceptances and efficiencies in the spirit of (which will reduce the rate by an additional factor of ∼ 0.1 or so), even with an integrated luminosity of 500–1000 fb−1, the event rate will be too low to provide a reasonable significance8 .
Latest Results in Central Exclusive Production: A Summary
Notice, that fluctuations with a low ultraviolet cutoff, ≪ 1/t, may be treated as lowfrequency fluctuations in the same spirit.
Dephasing of Josephson qubits close to optimal points
The authors of used the soft photon approximation and factorized the e + e → e + e cross section in the spirit of Low’s theorem.
Effect of electric field of the electrosphere on photon emission from quark stars
The argument I would like to present is in the spirit of refs. 28,29 and is based on unitarity and ordinary perturbation theory at low energies.
Non-Perturbative Aspects of Multiparticle Production