low spirits


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Noun1.low spirits - a state of mild depression
depression - a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
dumps, mopes - an informal expression for a mildly depressed state; "in the dumps"; "have the mopes"
high - a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days"
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So he came home again in very low spirits, for he had wanted very much to have a true Princess.
Bessy Cranage, in her neatest cap and frock, was crying, though she did not exactly know why; for, as her cousin Wiry Ben, who stood near her, judiciously suggested, Dinah was not going away, and if Bessy was in low spirits, the best thing for her to do was to follow Dinah's example and marry an honest fellow who was ready to have her.
Elinor saw, with great uneasiness the low spirits of her friend.
In my most serious moments he sung and whistled; and whenever I was thoroughly dejected and miserable he was angry, and abused me: for, though he was never pleased with my good-humour, nor ascribed it to my satisfaction in him, yet my low spirits always offended him, and those he imputed to my repentance of having (as he said) married an Irishman.
THERE was something about Aunt Polly's manner, when she kissed Tom, that swept away his low spirits and made him light- hearted and happy again.
They reached their beasts in low spirits and bad humour enough, knight and squire, Sancho particularly, for with him what touched the stock of money touched his heart, and when any was taken from him he felt as if he was robbed of the apples of his eyes.
James by giving way to her low spirits and tempers of that kind; and things were not so comfortable.
James would encourage the receipt of letters likely to increase low spirits and unpleasantness; but further than that, sir, I should wish to avoid going.'
"Persuade her to rise, dear Madam; drag her from her couch and her low spirits; insist upon her taking little drives.
Dagley--a thin, worn woman, from whose life pleasure had so entirely vanished that she had not even any Sunday clothes which could give her satisfaction in preparing for church-- had already had a misunderstanding with her husband since he had come home, and was in low spirits, expecting the worst.
'Above everything, do not allow him to move, even a finger, or you will kill him;' and we all left the tent in very low spirits. That secretary I have mentioned, on leaving the tent, thought he perceived a faint and sad smile glide over the lips of M.
With troubled heart, low spirits and morale, I could see nothing but gloom all around me.