depression


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depression

noun debasement, decline, deflation, depreciation, despondence, despondency, dispiritedness, dolefulness, economic decline, gloom, lowering, lowness, maeror, sinking, slump
Associated concepts: economic depression
See also: anguish, curtailment, decrease, distress, pessimism, prostration
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From our Revolution to the Civil War, to the Great Depression, to the Civil Rights movement, our people have always mustered the determination to construct from these crises the pillars of our history.
As the limber gunners went to the rear, his horse trod in a rabbit hole and came down, throwing him into a depression of the ground.
We can imagine this bold, careless, impulsive artist, with his moments of great exaltation and alternate depression, a kind of Chinese Paul Verlaine, with his sensitive mind of a child, always recording impressions as they come.
I was overwhelmed with depression, too; I had an hysterical craving for incongruity and for contrast, and so I took to vice.
The cardinal was, as we have said, in very low spirits; and nothing when he was in that state of mind increased his depression so much as gaiety in others.
And here the look of the abbe, becoming more and more fixed, seemed to rest with ill-concealed satisfaction on the gloomy depression which was rapidly spreading over the countenance of Caderousse.
Then there ensued days when dullness and depression reigned supreme.
And as he uttered these words of doubt and depression within his mind, a voice beside him said:
There is, however, a tendency in youth to rise with events that does not readily admit of depression, and the disorder of George Morton was one of all others the most flattering when near its close.
I was, as the French say, biting my fists with impatience for that cargo frozen up-country; with rage at that canal set fast, at the wintry and deserted aspect of all those ships that seemed to decay in grim depression for want of the open water.
They have both a quadrangular depression in the centre, leaving the rest of the terrace elevated several feet above it.
My one fear was that the blasting gust of depression would return--the surest way, of course, to bring it.