American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Variant of lower1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See lower.
- v. intransitive 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.
- v. intransitive To frown; to look sullen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An Asiatic sardine (Clupea Neohowii), valued for its oil.
- v. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
- v. make lower or quieter
- v. set lower
- From Middle English lour ("sad or frowning countenance"), louren ("to frown or scowl; to be dark or overcast; look askant, mistrust; wither, fade, droop; lurk, skulk") (Wiktionary)
“The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour; but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.”
“The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour: but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.”
“The Solution Next morning, after breakfast, we found Inspector MacDonald and White Mason seated in close consultation in the small par - lour of the local police sergeant.”
“Eighty people stood together in boxcars for lour sweltering days and nights.”
“Seek to be prosperous; once let fortune lour, and the aid supplied by friends is naught.”
“September 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm kurtsee nawt neded wen ai em awn da pu troll heer , just in kort nd cween iz owt ub pokut naow so no kort. du nawt lour yur hed until it feles beddur. taik sum asprinz oar parrotseed pilz wut Tidmum haz nd drink sum waddur.”
“May 8th, 2009 at 11:53 am hi fergie im so a fan you are my god sumit lour”
“We are living in an ocean of Govt debt, fuelled by abject incompetence in almost every Dept of State and the appalling burden of public service inflation-proof pensions that will lour over our children and grandchildren.”
“But soon after, in whipt my indiscreet lord, his co-lour heightened, his features working: and though I cautioned him not to expose himself, yet he as-sumed airs that were the occasion, as you shall hear, of frighting away my company.”
“Somehows this sounds like the purest kidooleyoon wherein our madernacerution of lour lore is rich.”
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