Lower in a sentence

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Definition of Lower

  • Compar. of Low a.
  • To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.
  • To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  • To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
  • To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  • To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  • To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  • To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  • To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
  • To frown; to look sullen.
  • the lower of two berths
  • look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  • make lower or quieter
  • set lower
  • cause to drop or sink
  • move something or somebody to a lower position

How to use lower in a sentence. Lower pronunciation.

Voices mingled, there was light laughter, little bursts of admiration, then lower tones, and then he was roused by a voice calling.
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Then to Hylda, making lower salutation still, he said: "Thou hast lifted from my neck the yoke.
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Yashmak-A veil for the lower part of the face.
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Fly hence to Hell; there hide thy Head lower than Darkness.
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Still, there were sights to be seen which were not wholly uninteresting to new comers; for the vast dust cloud was thickly freckled with things strange to the upper air-things living and dead, that flitted hither and thither, going and coming, appearing and disappearing among the rolling billows of dust-hats, chickens and parasols sailing in the remote heavens; blankets, tin signs, sage-brush and shingles a shade lower; door-mats and buffalo robes lower still; shovels and coal scuttles on the next grade; glass doors, cats and little children on the next; disrupted lumber yards, light buggies and wheelbarrows on the next; and down only thirty or forty feet above ground was a scurrying storm of emigrating roofs and vacant lots.
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Our room was on the lower floor, facing the plaza, and when we had got our bed, a small table, two chairs, the government fire-proof safe, and the Unabridged Dictionary into it, there was still room enough left for a visitor-may be two, but not without straining the walls.
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Lower down in the valley sprang a brooklet of which he knew, and hard by it grew various herbs and roots, with which he had often allayed his hunger.
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Her moaning never ceased; there was a fire-mark on the lower part of her face, and she stared with eyes of terror and anguish at whoever approached her.
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To leave it upon any lower plane than this, is to rob it of its highest functions and to paralyze it of lasting power for good in any direction.
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It may be said, for short, that every organ of the lower body became chronically diseased, and that the headaches increased in violence.
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Her husband has borne long and patiently with her, and although she would for a long time leave off drinking, it was only to fall again still lower.
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We had in the parsonage an upper loft, shut off by a trap-door from the lower one, and over this door it was that she now knelt down, and began to deal with Him in whose strength she had undertaken the work of her children's education.
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He has left us down in this lower room of this world to be occupied here for a while.
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The young woman glanced at him again, and said in a lower voice: 'You'd have had more by now, if-' Crewe waited, puffing his cigar, but she did not finish.
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Nancy began to draw on her gloves, and smiled, just biting her lower lip.
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The lips moved; she bent lower, but could distinguish no word.
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But for many years I have kept in view a moral ideal, and now I have the satisfaction of conquering my lower self.
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Above the lower houses on the opposite side of the way appeared tall trees, in the sere garb of later autumn, growing by old Westminster School; and beyond them, grey in twilight, rose the towers of the Abbey.
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Then, recovering, they continued their way, traversed the lower court below the terraces, and disappeared in the direction of the lake.
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As they passed the lower balustrade Camors bowed low, and they returned his salutation by a slight inclination; but he was quite sure, in spite of the veils that floated from their riding-hats, that he recognized the black-eyed singer and the young pianist.
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Examples of Lower

Example #1
As he stood watching, he was conscious of people approaching.
Example #2
From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
Example #3
Thou hast saved me from the shadow and the dust.
Example #4
Saadat!" said Nahoum, with show of assumed feeling, and made salutation.
Example #5
Yelek-A long vest or smock.
Example #6
Welee-A holy man or saint.