EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROOPING

"It clears Alan," he said, seeking furtively for a look into the drooping face.

Life is a hearty and vigorous movement to them, not a drooping slouch.

To which she replied, drooping her head again, that she shouldn't dance that night.

He was so acute that he must be aware of the drooping of their intimacy.

This was Weaver speaking, a small, wiry man with a drooping moustache.

The waggons rumbled on, and the horses picked their own way, with drooping heads.

They had drawn close to one another, and stood there rigid in their drooping skirts.

Roma was now sitting with drooping head, and her tears were falling on her hands.

Women and girls were there, cowed and drooping, with torn garments and bare feet.

The westering sun was drooping heavily toward its fiery couch.

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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