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“I had to have tricks, like moving through the set with my eyes downcast, so that when I opened my eyes I’d be experiencing everything only as Cora, because otherwise it would be too much for Thuso to take in,” Mbedu says.

Others were more downcast in acknowledging the loss, which was far closer than pollsters predicted.

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The soaked one squats on the bridge, eyes furious and downcast.

As he was taken down from the dock to be driven to prison he was downcast, as anyone would be who was publicly sacrificed.

If we must confess it, they are quite offended and downcast when the cartoons stop.

He is downcast, and a senior member of his party comforts him in these words.

Despite the fuzzy pictures, the Daily Mail was quick to point out the star looked "miserable" and “downcast.”

The old man stood, with eyes downcast and hands clasped before him, a picture of humility.

Her agitation was plain to him, and it puzzled him, as did the downcast glance of eyes usually so bold and insolent in their gaze.

Pale as usual, and with downcast eyes, she entered the room, whither her mother called her.

The fire in the stove had burned lower, and its downcast glow revealed less mercilessly the dirty condition of the floor.

Henri found her there, at something before nine, rather downcast and worried, and debating about going up to bed.


On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to downcast, such as: discouraged, forlorn, bad, blue, brooding, and down.

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