Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Leaning; bending forward and downward; hence, bent; bowed: as, stooping shoulders; a stooping figure.
- Yielding; submissive.
- In heraldry, swooping or flying downward as if about to strike its prey: noting a hawk used as a bearing. Also spelled stouping.
- adj. Bending the body forward; yielding; submitting; condescending; inclining.
- v. present participle of stoop.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from stoop.
- adj. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
“That's what I call stooping to new all-time-low levels of campaigning.”
“You have missed the point and I chance regret in stooping to your level.”
“At the start to walk stooping is rather a joke, but it is a joke that soon wears off.”
“He was so tall that he had to bend almost double in stooping under the canvas of the low tent.”
“You'll know it when you see it, I guess" answered her aunt, again stooping over her preparations.”
“That is what I call stooping to pick up the fruit that has fallen. ”
“But it does, and its energetic promoters, be they royal or not, deserve and get universal praise for "stooping" -- if it be stooping -- to any device of this kind needed to get the cash.”
“Tom did it though; and notwithstanding that he has been described as stooping generally, he stood as upright then as man could stand.”
“He's a politician for goodness sake - of course he is capable of "stooping" so low - they all are.”
“Game hawking specifically with peregrines — a stylized drama in which a small, finicky bird flies over a highly trained dog, "stooping," or diving, at any game bird the dog flushes — has been practiced for only a few centuries, and purely as recreation.”
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