Quotes containing word "down"

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Definitions and meanings of word "down"

• Noun: soft fine feathers

• Noun: (American football) a complete play to advance the football; example: "you have four downs to gain ten yards"

• Noun: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

• Noun: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

• Noun: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

• Verb: drink down entirely; examples: "He downed three martinis before dinner", "She killed a bottle of brandy that night", "They popped a few beer after work"

• Verb: eat immoderately; example: "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

• Verb: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

• Verb: shoot at and force to come down; example: "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

• Verb: cause to come or go down; examples: "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect", "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

• Verb: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; example: "refine one's style of writing"

• Adj: being or moving lower in position or less in some value; examples: "lay face down", "the moon is down", "our team is down by a run", "down by a pawn", "the stock market is down today"

• Adj: becoming progressively lower; example: "the down trend in the real estate market"

• Adj: understood perfectly; example: "had his algebra problems down"

• Adj: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; examples: "the down staircase", "the downward course of the stream"

• Adj: being put out by a strikeout; example: "two down in the bottom of the ninth"

• Adj: lower than previously; examples: "the market is depressed", "prices are down"

• Adj: shut; example: "the shades were down"

• Adj: not functioning (temporarily or permanently); example: "we can't work because the computer is down"

• Adj: low in spirits; examples: "lonely and blue in a strange city", "depressed by the loss of his job", "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face", "downcast after his defeat", "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

• Adv: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; examples: "don't fall down", "rode the lift up and skied down", "prices plunged downward"

• Adv: away from a more central or a more northerly place; examples: "was sent down to work at the regional office", "worked down on the farm", "came down for the wedding", "flew down to Florida"

• Adv: paid in cash at time of purchase; example: "put ten dollars down on the necklace"

• Adv: from an earlier time; example: "the story was passed down from father to son"

• Adv: to a lower intensity; example: "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"

• Adv: in an inactive or inoperative state; examples: "the factory went down during the strike", "the computer went down again"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "down"

Booker T. Washington
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Saturday 5 April 1856 - Monday 15 November 1915
Steve Jobs
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American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011
Manfred von Richthofen
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German Aviator
Monday 2 May 1892 - Sunday 21 April 1918
Mary Pickford
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Canadian Artist, Actress
Saturday 8 April 1893 - Tuesday 29 May 1979
Lizzie Andrew Borden
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American Celebrity
Thursday 19 July 1860 - Wednesday 1 June 1927
Barack Obama
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American President
Born Friday 4 August 1961
Joel Coen
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American Director
Born Monday 29 November 1954
Eric Cantor
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American Leader, Politician
Born Thursday 6 June 1963
Barbara Castle
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British Politician
Thursday 6 October 1910 - Friday 3 May 2002
Danica McKellar
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American Author, Actress
Born Friday 3 January 1975
Steven Wright
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American Writer, Actor, Comedian
Born Tuesday 6 December 1955
Giada De Laurentiis
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American Writer, Chef
Born Saturday 22 August 1970

He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit.

Barbara Castle

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Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up.

Bill Gross

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I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.

Manfred von Richthofen

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As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

Marian Anderson

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If you're going to tear down a hero, you should never forget that you're tearing down someone else's hero. You're tearing down somebody else's son. You might have to face her one day.

Kevin Costner

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There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theater actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.

George Clooney

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But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.

Shaquille O'Neal

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Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I've never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.

Wes Anderson

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Forty years ago this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again - and if people can stop and think and reflect on some of the ideas and issues in this movie, perhaps I've done some damn good here!

Errol Morris

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I'm not one of those people who sits at dinner on their iPhone all night. I'm either working or I'm not. I've gone down that path where you sleep with your phone beside the bed and send an email just before you put your head down and check everything again when you wake up, and I don't like it.

Curtis Stone

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Oh, the Irish were building the railroads down through Mexico, through Chihuahua. They finished the railroads when they finished out in the West Coast, and they went down and put the trains into Mexico.

Anthony Quinn

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To stop smoking was actually really easy because I had already started to cut down. My husband is asthmatic, and he just can't for the life of him imagine why anybody would put smoke in their mouth, so he really helped me to start cutting down.

Holly Marie Combs

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Women is fine once you got em pinned down, boss, but when they ain't pinned down they're hell.

John Dos Passos

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Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.

Saul Bellow

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Now when I came to go up to operations, I went down to this patient's room and got down on my knees at the foot of the bed and earnestly asked the Lord to help us and to help me.

John Harvey Kellogg

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If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"

Josiah Strong

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If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.

Tina Fey

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Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford

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I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'

Barbara Boxer

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Anytime I have an idea, I'll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don't have to dream it all out of thin air. I don't have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes.

Neil Peart

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