Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Leading a low or mean life; vulgar.
  • Pertaining to or characteristic of low or vulgar life; mean; shabby: as, low-lived manners; a low-lived trick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean; dishonorable; contemptible.

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Examples

  • Jefferson, in turn was described as “a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”

    “Coarsening.” - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Adams's hacks called Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived ... son of a half-breed Indian squaw sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • Adams's hacks called Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived ... son of a half-breed Indian squaw sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • Adams's hacks called Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived ... son of a half-breed Indian squaw sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • "Jefferson is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia Mulatto father"

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  • Adams's hacks called Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived... son of a half-breed Indian squaw sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • Adams's hacks called Jefferson "a mean-spirited, low-lived... son of a half-breed Indian squaw sired by a Virginia mulatto father."

    Clancy Sigal: Wimps Don't Win

  • There was in Paris at that epoch, in a low-lived old lodging in the Rue

    Les Miserables

  • Dick Middlemas had been urged forward, in his suit to Menie Gray, by his observing how much her partner, a booby laird, had been captivated by her; and she was now lowered in his esteem, because an impudent low-lived coxcomb had presumed to talk of her with disparagement.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • "He is a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father." -- said by supporters of John Adams, of Thomas Jefferson, during the 1800 election.

    "Please stop it. Stop talking."

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