lowness


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Synonyms for lowness

a position of inferior status

a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.)

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I presume that lowness in this case means that the several parts of the organisation have been but little specialised for particular functions; and as long as the same part has to perform diversified work, we can perhaps see why it should remain variable, that is, why natural selection should have preserved or rejected each little deviation of form less carefully than when the part has to serve for one special purpose alone.
As we proceeded along the Beagle Channel, the scenery assumed a peculiar and very magnificent character; but the effect was much lessened from the lowness of the point of view in a boat, and from looking along the valley, and thus losing all the beauty of a succession of ridges.
I mean, I restored him to the bosom of the club, and compassionating the feebleness of his health and extreme lowness of his spirits, I recommended him to "take a little wine for his stomach's sake," and, when he was sufficiently re-established, to embrace the media-via, ni-jamais-ni-toujours plan - not to kill himself like a fool, and not to abstain like a ninny - in a word, to enjoy himself like a rational creature, and do as I did; for, don't think, Helen, that I'm a tippler; I'm nothing at all of the kind, and never was, and never shall be.
It was a fine bright night, and for all her lowness of spirits Dolly kept looking up at the stars in a manner so bewitching (and SHE knew it
The buxom female shook her head with a compassionate and sympathising air; and, appealing to Sam, inquired whether his father really ought not to make an effort to keep up, and not give way to that lowness of spirits.
I'm not going t' expose the lowness o' my trade to a lady like you.
For herself, she said, she was troubled with a lowness in that respect which required a constant stimulant; though whether the aforesaid stimulant was derived from the suspicious bottle of which mention has been already made or from other sources, she did not say.
Notably, for three carers, the intensity of the situations they found themselves in meant a feeling of lowness in their lives:
Pitch, the highness or lowness of a voice, is a highly gendered quality of speech, influenced largely by body size and the corresponding size of the larynx, or voice box, he said.
Her intellectual curiosity, however, did not prompt her to investigate the Christianity that she had despised for its apparent lowness and vulgarity.
She asks whether Elinor did not think him "'dreadful low-spirited" (153) and again "'sadly out of spirits'" (154); Edward writes to her "in wretched spirits'" (154); she is, she says, on the watch for "'any lowness of spirits that [she] could not account for'" (169).
And they take on Partizan Belgrade with Wenger admitting: "The mood is still very low, but it is difficult to compare it with other disappointments - we have not yet discovered the measurement of lowness for a football team.
A treatise of nervous diseases of all kinds, as spleen, vapours, lowness of spirits, hypochondriacal, and hysterical distempers, etc.
Dr Yellowlees said: "The way to tell if you are suffering from depression is if the lowness of mood is sustained and does not just last for a day or two or a few hours.
Following the lowness of the narrator's voice, the audience listened to the narrator's explanations about why he had to leave his lover, and simultaneously, they would have more sympathy for Tomoko's experience.