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  • adv. In a lowering manner; with cloudiness or threatening gloom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lowering manner; with cloudiness or threatening gloom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lowering manner; with cloudiness or threatening gloom.

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

  • adv. in a menacing or scowling way


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lowering +‎ -ly


  • The three couples then twirled most elegantly around the room—although he was loweringly aware that Beth was the only female counting out the time—until Graham interrupted with a sonorous announcement that callers had arrived.


  • He took it, standing at the littered bar, and looked loweringly at a man who stood where Riderhood had stood that early morning.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Indeed, she was loweringly aware that not one of them measured up to Jack Lester and that whenever they gave signs of wanting to fix their interest, she felt an immediate aversion for their company.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • A green suit humped up from the ruck, the huge helmet swinging loweringly towards him, the visor up and the face­plate swung open.

    Behold the Stars

  • He stared loweringly at his father and devotedly at Simon Begg, who merely looked bored and slightly worried.

    Death of a Fool

  • The sun was no longer visible; a chilling wind had sprung up from the east; dull gray clouds hung loweringly overhead; a close mist, as of coming rain, wrapped the landscape as in a mantle.

    Two Little Travellers A Story for Girls

  • He looked loweringly at me for a moment from under his shaggy eyebrows.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • I placed the wallflower in the open window, where a ray of sunshine bid it welcome; the birds were singing around, the sky had cleared up, and the day, which began so loweringly, had become bright.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • 'I've had trouble with them boys over to my place, Colonel,' he said, briefly, and looking loweringly around, as though he would be disposed to resent any listening to his report on the part of the negroes.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Watchfully he waited there -- curiously still, his head jutting forward loweringly from between his huge shoulders.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police


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