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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPRESS

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.

That truth should not comfort the conservative nor depress the radical.

Not even the fact that there were no caddies left and I had to carry my own clubs could depress me.

This misfortune, however, could not depress my youthful spirits.

But the sight, though it awes us, does not depress us or deter us.

An effort not to depress or discourage others may be right and my duty.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "put down by force," from Old French depresser, from Late Latin depressare, frequentative of Latin deprimere "press down," from de- "down" (see de-) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).

Meaning "push down physically" is from early 15c.; that of "deject, make gloomy" is from 1620s; economic sense of "lower in value" is from 1878. Related: Depressed; depressing.

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