from The Century Dictionary.
- Having a stoop in posture or carriage; round-shouldered; bent.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective in a bent bodily position,
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
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Even McCain stooped that low against Obama with parking violations
Trelawny's Shelley is a little stooped from a life of being doubled over still surfaces; but it's not always possible to know if his Narcissus posture represents an extreme of self-forgetfulness or of ruthless self-absorption.
The other diverted the stream to his own lands, and as his cousin stooped over the channel to reopen it, shot him twice from behind.
Mr. Randolph again stooped and kissed her; kissed her two or three times.
Mr. Andrew Lang selects a sentence of Macaulay: "Even the wretched phantom who still bore the imperial title stooped to pay this ignominious blackmail."
Once or twice she stooped from the organ-loft to ask me where was Brother Anselmo, who usually met us in the church of evenings, and whom tonight – this last night before the general household moved back to Longfield – we had fully expected.
Rachela put up her hands palm outwards, as if to shield herself from a blow, and then without another word stooped down and tied the satin sandals on Isabel's restless feet.
As he was leading me back to Mrs. Sandford, the captain stooped his head to mine.
The while darkness, palpable and rayless, hemmed us round, dissipated only by the lightning; sometimes we beheld thunderbolts, fiery red, fall into the sea, and at intervals vast spouts stooped from the clouds, churning the wild ocean, which rose to meet them; while the fierce gale bore the rack onwards, and they were lost in the chaotic mingling of sky and sea.
Lady Delacour again stooped, and leaned her arm upon his shoulder.