They may be necessary—as buffers—but they depress us by their dulness.
It only needed a great shock to depress him to make his case hopeless.
Wade did not depress the muzzle, if I recollect aright, at all.
Her manner at the same time seemed to depress him and yet to fill him with hope.
Alone of all superiors, the saint does not depress the human dignity of others.