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Example sentences for "depress"

Lexicographically close words:
depredation; depredations; depredator; depredators; deprehended; depressant; depressants; depressed; depresses; depressing
  1. No philosophy can make me above it: no melancholy can depress me so low as to make me wholly insensible to such an honor.

  2. They pull down what is above; they never raise what is below; and they depress high and low together beneath the level of what was originally the lowest.

  3. He could, indeed, raise or depress his manners in a very surprising degree, and with an effort that often occasioned astonishment.

  4. The notion of an inflexible logic in history does not depress him, for he concerns himself with facts and with men more than with doctrines, and his book is a history of several democracies, not of democracy.

  5. He dislikes to have the profits known; if they are large, the advertisement of success invites competition; if they are small, publicity may injure credit and depress the value of the enterprise.

  6. Unless immigration is limited, it must continue to depress the wages of American workingmen, through both its immediate and its ultimate effects.

  7. The lessening of demand may, however, depress somewhat the price in the producing country.

  8. The work of women in factories operates in some ways to depress the wages of men, and it is harmful in its effects upon the home and family life.

  9. To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.

  10. Many passions dispose us to depress and vilify the merit of one rising in the esteem of mankind.

  11. To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.

  12. Hence, to cause to languish; to depress or destroy the vigor and energy of.

  13. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.

  14. To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

  15. To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

  16. In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.

  17. The gods with ease frail man depress or raise, Exalt the lowly, or the proud debase.

  18. Sometimes too by a singular reaction it has a tendency, by the moral earnestness which it stimulates, to depress intellectual speculation, and to wear the appearance of fostering the utilitarianism which it combats.

  19. The people, he said, had recovered from the shock occasioned by Burgoyne's reverses, and ministers were now going to depress their newly-awakened animation by succumbing to an arrogant enemy.

  20. The appearance of Asiatic cholera in the autumn tended also to depress the close of the year.

  21. A knowledge that the Orangemen were arming in support of the crown, tended very much to depress the hopes and check the actions of the seditious.

  22. Instead, however, of considering it in this light, we consider it as something which we may raise or depress at pleasure, something which depends principally on his majesty's justices of the peace.

  23. Her unbroken fast of nearly three days, and her wet and draggled condition combined to weaken and depress her.

  24. I hope and trust, darling, that you will not allow any weak and morbid fancies regarding Sydney to sadden and depress you," continued Captain Ernscliffe.

  25. Under stress of emotion we emphasize words strongly, and with this emphasis we almost invariably raise the voice a fifth or depress it a fifth; with yet stronger emotion the interval of change will be an octave.

  26. The causes which in one individual are exciting, under other circumstances and in other individuals, would be predisposing, because they act so as to depress the vitality and impair the nutritive processes.

  27. Gloom, sadness, and despondency depress the vital forces and lead to death.

  28. It is efficient in fevers, and for breaking up colds, and is a very valuable, remedial agent in most chronic diseases, assisting in removing causes which depress the bodily functions.

  29. From the time of his departure a gloomy silence pervaded the camp; we were, indeed, placed under the most trying circumstances; every thing combined to depress our spirits and exhaust our patience.

  30. Morally, she may either depress or elevate our social morals.

  31. If she listens to the second, the efficiency of China will be rendered terrible by a low morality, which will not only desolate and depress many millions, but even have a deleterious effect on the West which so mistaught her.

  32. When any model with wings is committed to the action of the air, the pressure of the air causes the wings to fly upward, and power is required according to the weight sustained to depress the wings against the weight.

  33. At the fore part of the boat a motor would from each side elevate and depress two wing-arms, each 15 ft.

  34. Severe commercial revulsions abroad have always heretofore operated to depress and often to affect disastrously almost every branch of American industry.

  35. Custom and social ideals that raise or depress hope and ambition, affect efficiency.

  36. The increase of products by labor may depress somewhat the exchange value of competing labor, but the general welfare is furthered by the greater abundance.

  37. We are acquainted with an organ in New York City which requires a pressure of no less than forty ounces to depress the bass keys.

  38. The pressure of the compressed air at the foot of the resonator E will now by acting on the upper surface of the division D depress the aluminum piston until the engine supply port S is again opened.

  39. Could I not then cast aside the burden of error and sin which must ever depress me here, and with the maturity of womanhood, feel also the innocence of infancy?

  40. The pressure of solids or liquids tends to depress this lid on the glottis; and its muscular action in deglutition, or swallowing, tends to the same effect.

  41. Having very little power, in moderate doses, to depress the action of the heart, it is preferable to chloral hydrate in cardiac diseases and debility.

  42. We may now pass to the consideration of a class of remedies which operate more directly upon the brain to depress its energy.

  43. This substance has been recommended as a substitute for chloral hydrate, in cases of cardiac weakness, on account of its being less powerful to depress the action of the heart.

  44. The thumb-screw farthest from the vernier should then be screwed home, and the other thumb-screw operated to further depress the spring without causing it to lock upon the bar.

  45. Then raise or depress the screw-magnet, which turns up or down under the hammer, like the seat of a piano-stool, until the vibration of the spring commences.

  46. If I desire to increase or depress the nervous force in any given case, I find myself able, on this principle, to produce the one effect or the other, at will.

  47. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "depress" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.