from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A state of depression; dejection of mind.
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- n. a feeling of low spirits
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By sympathizing effusively with those in trouble, she encouraged them in low-spiritedness; by lavishing alms, she weakened struggling poverty into pauperism.
I must acquaint you that his kind behaviour, and my low-spiritedness, co-operating with your former advice, and my unhappy situation, made me that very Sunday evening receive unreservedly his declarations: and now indeed I am more in his power than ever.
He upbraids him with his present low-spiritedness, v. 5.
-- if I, an English person, have been so deeply afflicted, that even this sweet house and society -- even my Susan and her lovely children -- have been incapable to give me any species of pleasure, or keep me from a desponding low-spiritedness, what must be the feelings of all but the culprits in France?
a sensation of low-spiritedness such as he had never felt before.