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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROOP

But the tempter came, and from that time she began to droop.

It is a toss of the head and a droop of the eyes if I say one word of what is in my mind.

The more intense his thinking, the slacker was the droop of his lower jaw.

As soon as Freya was gone, the flowers began to droop their heads.

There was a droop to Evadna's shoulders, and a tremble to her mouth.

You droop at that, forgetting that I am growing old, and that my course is nearly run.

Leave then to perish your hope; droop in the desert my joy; naked advance.

One wing seemed to droop a little; so we took it up and put it in a box.

The droop of her head appealed to the young man with immense power.

My strength and appetite suddenly deserted me, and I began to pine and droop.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old Norse drupa "to drop, sink, hang (the head)," from Proto-Germanic *drup-, from PIE *dhreu-, related to Old English dropian "to drop" (see drip). Related: Drooped; drooping. As a noun, from 1640s.

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