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  • v. To topple; to cause to fall; (of a person) to knock out.
  • v. To remain hidden or to hide oneself (from confusion with lie low).


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  • His suggested approach to diffusion research lay low for several decades until an invisible college of American scholars coalesced around Tarde’s “laws of imitation.”

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • I watched as his sword swung countless times and lay low as many.

    Gentle Warrior

  • She went on still in a strange confusion of weariness and the haze of awakening to where the little town of Arrochar lay low by the banks of the loch.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • Later, the warden himself came by Windemere Cottage looking for Ernest, who fled and lay low for a while.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • The rainbow mists of morning still lay low on the plain, as yet unlifted by the breeze that, laden with odor and song, gently rocked the higher branches in the forest, as our elephants pressed on, heavily but almost noiselessly, over a parti-colored carpet of wild-flowers.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • So he bade them prepare for battle and brought forth to them hauberks and cuirasses and helmets and swords and all manner of warlike gear, such as lay low warriors and do to death the champions of mankind.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A haze lay low upon the farthest sky-line, out of which jutted the fantastic shapes of Belliver and Vixen Tor.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • There were no more disastrous ricochets, however; and our men in the trench, no longer firing, lay low and escaped damage.

    Chapter 13


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