Usage examples for depress

  1. Among all the traits which distinguish Frenchmen from natives of every country, none is more prominent than a kind of never- failing elasticity of temperament, which seems almost to defy all the power of misfortune to depress – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  2. I say that when speeches and articles of that kind are found in the newspapers they are calculated, if anything is or can be so calculated, to depress the men who are at the front." – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  3. This balancing of the level was effected by flood- gates thrown across at certain distances to elevate or depress the height of the water a few inches, as might appear to be necessary; and these stoppages are simply planks sliding in grooves, that are cut into the sides of two stone abutments, which in these places contract the canal to the width of about thirty feet. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  4. The surroundings did not depress him, but only gradually slowed the exultant surge of his blood and, as he hummed at random, an old favorite came to him out of the past, and he sung it joyously: My taste is that of an aristocrat, My purse that of a pauper: I scorn the gold her parents hold- But shore I love their daughter. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. Upon this, Lysander thought fit to come and speak with him; and a brief laconic dialogue passed between them as follows: " Truly, you know very well, O Agesilaus, how to depress your friends;" " Those friends," replied he, " who would be greater than myself; but those who increase my power, it is just should share in it." – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  6. I'm glad you felt that the failure of my application to the Superior Court would not depress me. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  7. He avowed it to be the commencement of a new system of government for Ireland, " a system of a participation and community of benefits, a system of equality and fairness, which, without tending to aggrandize one portion of the empire or to depress the other, should seek the aggregate interest of the whole; it was a substitute for the system which had hitherto been adopted of making the smaller country completely subordinate to and subservient to the greater, of making the smaller and poorer country a mere instrument for the advantage of the greater and wealthier one. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  8. I am afraid I must be peculiarly constituted, for the least thing is sufficient to raise or depress me. –  by
  9. Doesn't he depress you? – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  10. But even if no movements of the earth's crust should lift or depress the continents, the rate of wear and the removal of waste from their surfaces will not remain the same. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  11. Nay, more, that it is to still further depress the condition of the lowest class. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  12. The enormity of Temple Barholm itself, regarded as a house to live in in an everyday manner, seemed somewhat to depress him. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. And how can I receive a visit that must depress me more? – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  14. Why did it now depress her? – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  15. In the act of transmitting the operator would depress the button opposite the letter he wished to indicate, when immediately the pointers of both instruments would start up and move automatically, step by step, until the pointer came in contact with the stem of the depressed button, when it would be arrested, and at the same time cut out the automatic transmitting- mechanism and cause both needles to remain stationary during the time the button was depressed. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  16. The prospect of such a world of idiots ought to depress us, but . – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  17. Small muscles situated below the chin depress the jaw and open the mouth. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  18. Barley water would depress me and make me miserable even if I were in perfect health. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  19. Their business was to go over the entire line twice a day, drive tight the wooden " keys" which held the rails in their chairs, lift and re- lay broken or worn- out rails and chairs, raise or depress sleepers wherever these required alteration, so as to make the line level, and, generally, to keep in thorough repair the " permanent way." – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. From a distance all the houses produce an effect of black trimmed with strips of linen, and present an appearance partly festal, partly funereal, leaving one in doubt whether they enliven or depress – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis