Slightness becomes supplanted by comparative solidity, commonness by novelty, lowness and irregularity by symmetry and height.
He knew by the lowness of the sun that it was far into the night, and that he had slept for many hours.
They demurred at the lowness of the price, but the students would only increase it by tenpence, which was given them for a dram.
What you say about lowness of brackish-water plants interests me.
lowness, dulness: for by far the greatest of these penalties is a restraint on Man's development.
Of course it is true that they are handicapped by the lowness of the wages they receive.
It was lowness and quiet accentuated: an emphasis of deep meanings, their form, at the same time, being scarcely expressed.
Indeed, it was made on the plan of a bench for length and lowness.
With respect to "highness" and "lowness," my ideas are only eclectic and not very clear.
The effect of the whole is that of strength, but dimness and lowness.
"not high," late 13c., from lah (late 12c.), "not rising much, being near the base or ground" (of objects or persons); "lying on the ground or in a deep place" (late 13c.), from Old Norse lagr "low," or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish låg, Danish lav), from Proto-Germanic *lega- "lying flat, low" (cf. Old Frisian lech, Middle Dutch lage, Dutch laag "low," dialectal German läge "flat"), from PIE *legh- "to lie" (see lie (v.2)).
Meaning "humble in rank" is from c.1200; "undignified" is from 1550s; sense of "dejected, dispirited" is attested from 1737; meaning "coarse, vulgar" is from 1759. In reference to sounds, "not loud," also "having a deep pitch," it is attested from c.1300. Of prices, from c.1400. In geographical usage, low refers to the part of a country near the sea-shore (c.1300; e.g. Low Countries "Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg," 1540s). As an adverb c.1200, from the adjective.
Old English hlowan "make a noise like a cow," from Proto-Germanic *khlo- (cf. Middle Dutch loeyen, Dutch loeien, Old Low Franconian luon, Old High German hluojen), from imitative PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)).
sound made by cows, 1540s, from low (v.).
"hill," obsolete except in place names, Old English hlaw "hill, mound," especially "barrow," related to hleonian "to lean" (see lean (v.)). Cf. Latin clivus "hill" from the same PIE root.
early 13c., from low (adj.). Of voices or sounds, from c.1300.