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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOWERED

She lowered her voice as her eyes dilated, and she laid her hand on his arm.

The shades of his windows had been lowered against the heat.

The cow recoiled a few steps and lowered her head truculently.

The horn will resound in welcome, the drawbridge will be lowered for us.

He lowered his voice as if a sea urchin might hear and tattle.

A certain ease had crept into their relations: a guard had been lowered.

The lowered physiognomy of Mr Verloc expressed a sombre and weary annoyance.

The other, without flinching, lowered and raised his head slowly.

Winnie lowered the window, and put her head out, white as a ghost.

And there she had paused, with staring eyes and lowered head.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "to descend, sink," from lower (adj.), from Middle English lahghere (c.1200), comparative of low (adj.). Transitive meaning "to let down, to cause to descend" attested from 1650s. Related: Lowered; lowering. In the sense "to cause to descend" the simple verb low (Middle English lahghenn, c.1200) was in use into the 18c.

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