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That last strikes me as strange at this distance of time, in regard of my tender years and of the depressing hour which precedes the dawn.
A remarkable instance of the effect of undue brevity in depressing a poem, in keeping it out of the popular view, is afforded by the following exquisite little Serenade--
To me, with my nerves worked up to a pitch of expectancy, there was something depressing and subduing in the sudden gloom, and in the cold dank air of the vault.
For men's minds, will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one, will prey upon the other; and whoso is out of hope, to attain to another's virtue, will seek to come at even hand, by depressing another's fortune.
They were both atheists, with a depressing fixity of outlook but great mobility of exposition.
We nearly complained about him to our depressing Signora, but I am glad to say we thought better of it.
What she was thinking of was that at about this time they would be lighting up the shop-windows in London, and that of all the deadly, depressing spots she had ever visited this village of Millbourne was the deadliest.
Hence the gratifying fact that it has had no child born to it and that the complete little men and women whom it has produced have been observed to bear a likeness to old monkeys with something depressing on their minds.
They dragged like wet days by the sea, and the effect was as depressing.
A silence broods over the scene that is depressing to the spirits.
A woman who utters such depressing and disgusting sounds has no right to be anywhere--no right to live.
The boarded-up shop was dark and depressing beyond words, the few scandalous hiring machines had never looked so hopelessly disreputable.