from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of lower.
- adj. That lowers or frowns.
- n. The act of something being lowered.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Threatening a storm; cloudy overcast: as, a lowering sky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of causing to become less
- n. the act of causing something to move to a lower level
- adj. darkened by clouds
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I suspect the term lowering the bar originated with the dance called the limbo.
Lately, I had been taking what I call the lowering approach to writing.
During conversations, Mr Willie Wright sung a snatch of the Sankey hymn 'Sleep On Beloved' which he described as a lowering down song at funerals, and which was clearly the same song as 'I Bid You Goodnight' but in an earlier form, and when Norma [Waterson] heard it she went to see Willie, who kindly provided her with the other verses.
"The Obama tax program, which he calls lowering taxes on 95 percent, will take money from people who pay taxes and write $1,000 checks to 47 million Americans who don't pay taxes,"
It may be too early to precisely judge the impact of Obama's highly-anticipated speech at Egypt's Cairo University last month, but the Pew poll said that the president's remarks resulted in lowering Israeli opinions of the United States more than it uplifted Palestinians.
Assist hotel properties in lowering costs related to government taxes, fees and more ...
While almost every industry has made great strides over the last two decades in lowering its costs and increasing its productivity, our colleges and universities have not.
This seem to be a bold initiative that might help in lowering down sympathies for Taliban.
- Delivery System Reform: “The discussion draft fails to include adequate structural changes that will succeed in lowering costs and increasing value.”
I think the Blue Dogs ARE interested in lowering long-term health care spending, just not the “reform that includes a robust public option and generous affordability measures”.