(a.) Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
(a.) Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
(n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
(n.) The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
(n.) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
(n.) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
(n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
(v. t.) To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
(prep.) A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; -- usually in the plural.
(prep.) A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; -- usually in the plural.
(prep.) A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
(prep.) A state of depression; low state; abasement.
(adv.) In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; -- the opposite of up.
(adv.) From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.
(adv.) In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
(adv.) From a remoter or higher antiquity.
(adv.) From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.
(adv.) In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.
(adv.) Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
(v. t.) To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
(v. i.) To go down; to descend.
(p. p.) of Sow
() p. p. of Sow.
(1) "They have sown confusion in police departments about when to make arrests, made it more difficult for prosecutors to bring charges in cases of deadly violence and, most importantly, they have been responsible for a major increase in so-called 'justifiable homicides.'
(2) There was some fertile ground in which that grotesque lie could be sown.
(3) The financial crash caused by treating housing as a speculative commodity made things worse, but the truth is that the seeds of the crisis have been sown over many years.
(4) In the case of mutation assays, presoaked rice seeds were treated with 100, 200 or 300 ppm 2,4-D for 4 h and sown in the field.
(5) Using seed mixes selected specifically for their compatibility and adaptation to specific conditions, the plantings are sown direct as mixes and allowed to evolve rather than planted as individuals in a more conventional manner.
(6) A method of skin transplantation is presented whereby a wound may be successively sown with epithelium by the repeated transfer of the same strips of split thickness skin.
(7) The resistant colony type usually observed in the inhibition zones seldom arise directly by mutation from a cell sown in the area of the zone of inhibition.
(8) Only the truth that in life we have spoken Only the seed that in life we have sown.
(9) These days, rat poison is not just sown in the earth by the truckload, it is rained from helicopters that track the rats with radar – in 2011 80 metric tonnes of poison-laced bait were dumped on to Henderson Island, home to one of the last untouched coral reefs in the South Pacific.
(10) The seeds of the hatred that drove him to murder his MP, Jo Cox, appear to have been sown years earlier, when he began to acquire the means to kill.
(11) Greece's economy has been in the balance for months, but the seeds of the crisis were sown a decade ago 1 January 2001: Greece joins the euro Having been left out when the single European currency began at the beginning of 1999, Greece becomes the 12th member two years later after dramatically cutting inflation and interest rates, and bringing the drachma smoothly into line with the euro.
(12) In some parts of the country, then, the giddiness sown by a hyped-up recovery and rising house prices – up by an annual average of 7.7% , according to Halifax, with George Osborne's Help To Buy scheme having played its part – is evidently doing its work.
(13) The seeds of deprivation are sown very early in life.
(14) The seeds were sown in March last year when the Seleka, a largely Muslim rebel group, seized Bangui in a coup, installed the country's first Muslim president, Michel Djotodia, and terrorised the majority Christian population, killing men, women and children .
(15) Where Blakey had stretched the rhythmic role of bop drums by intensifying the scattered offbeat patterns sown against the steady hi-hat and ride-cymbal pulse, Jones was dispensing with the "accompanist" role altogether, and envisaging a drum part as enhancing the playing of others and being a developing musical statement itself.
(16) That kind of psychological impact, the fear that is being sown across the nation, on top of the human tragedy of the dead and wounded in Paris, will be long lasting.
(17) A series of repressive laws, coupled with a campaign against a leading leftist opposition group, has sown fear among many.
(18) Even without the clues sown throughout the album (Palace Posy is an anagram of apocalypse), it audibly suggests a hollowed-out landscape in the aftermath of some terrible event.
(19) The first seed of it was sown in April 2014, when Google teamed up with the Pokémon Company to hide Pokémon throughout Google Maps .
(20) You're charged with getting to the green chapel, to reap what you've sown.