Usage examples for lowers

  1. I see it lowers you, for there you are at your hat again. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. One would have thought that the Englishman, who keeps his body fitter for games, eschews beer for his liver's sake, and finds that intimacy with the native population lowers his prestige, would have done far better in this war than the German. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  3. Let me empty out my heart before you, because I know- I do not know why, but I do know, as I write- that some dark cloud lowers, gathers round us, in which we shall be lost, shall miss the touch of hand and never see each other's face again. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  4. 16. slowly the dusk of evening lowers. – A Book Of German Lyrics by Various
  5. So the buyer estimates his probable loss and lowers his price enough to cover it. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  6. And now she counted e'en the hours, As to Eternity they past; O'er head the dark cloud darker lowers, The year is rounding full at last. – Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan by Toru Dutt
  7. They also fail to note that, side by side with telephones and telegrams, comes the baleful reduction of postage rates, which lowers our last barrier of defence. – Americans and Others by Agnes Repplier
  8. The mere extension of the money economy increases the volume of money income, lowers the personal value of money, lowers its public economic value, and raises prices. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  9. But the guard impatiently lowers the blind, and we sit in gloomy silence. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  10. She had come to the realisation of the fact that the woman who lowers herself in the eyes of men, will inevitably find herself shamed and scorned. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  11. Our mains'l was already hoisted and the other three lowers with stops loosed were all ready to hoist too. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  12. The loftier the position, the greater the responsibility;- and a monarch who voluntarily lowers the social standard in his realm has lost more adherents than could possibly be slain in his defence on the field of honour. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  13. When he lowers his hand again Mrs. Crilly lays hers in it. – Three Plays by Padraic Colum
  14. The addition of a solute such as sugar, whose solution is not ionizable, and therefore does not conduct electricity, lowers the vapour tension of the solution in proportion to the molecular concentration of the solute. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  15. It is recognized, though perhaps not very clearly, that competition lowers the prices of goods, and that this benefits every consumer. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  16. If, therefore, we begin by enforcing such duties as temperance the pupil will at once feel that the violation of the law changes his inward condition, degrades him in his own eyes, lowers him in the scale of being. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  17. The icy slope gradually lowers itself towards the outskirts, and then terminates abruptly in a mass about 2000 feet in thickness, the great discharge of ice taking place through certain large friths, which, at their upper ends, are usually about four miles across. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  18. If the Swede ever has his dominions again, and lowers the high spirit of the Czar, still he may say by his neighbours, as an old Greek hero did, whom his countrymen constantly sent into exile whenever he had done them a service, but were forced to call him back to their aid, whenever they wanted success. – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
  19. It was said, machinery reduces the expense of production, and lowers the price of the thing produced. – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  20. Strange it is, in this dark scene, to see the likeness between mother and son, deepening in every line of those faces, as they stand thus thrown out by the dark background of rage and hate, which like a storm cloud lowers around. – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe