Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Threatening a storm; cloudy overcast: as, a lowering sky.

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

  • adjective Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of lower.
  • adjective That lowers or frowns.
  • noun The act of something being lowered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of causing to become less
  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
  • adjective darkened by clouds

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Examples

  • I suspect the term lowering the bar originated with the dance called the limbo.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • I suspect the term lowering the bar originated with the dance called the limbo.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • I suspect the term lowering the bar originated with the dance called the limbo.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • I suspect the term lowering the bar originated with the dance called the limbo.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Lately, I had been taking what I call the lowering approach to writing.

    Juxtaposition | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • 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 WELL: And We Bid You Goodnight

  • 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.

    And We Bid You Goodnight

  • 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.

    And We Bid You Goodnight

  • "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,"

    Newsmax - Inside Cover

  • 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.

    Survey: Obama does little to nudge global Muslim views of America

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