Perhaps worst of all, this scramble for spoils raises the value of gains even as it lowers the bar for action.
Alcohol also improves your levels of good vs. bad cholesterol, and lowers the risk of hypertension.
“Feel my noodle,” he says as he lowers a forkful onto her face.
Propofol depresses breathing and lowers the heart rate and blood pressure.
A pair of elderly ladies at the table next door look in his direction over their cups of tea, and he lowers his voice a little.
He lifts his tawny head and gazes at you quietly for several seconds and then lowers it as if not caring what you do.
It lowers my hope of a better and more equitable form of society.
The man who habitually uses profane language, lowers his moral tone with every oath he utters.
I didn't want to exhibit it, as it lowers one to do so, and Naudet also opposed it.
No amount of self-indulgence weakens or lowers his pious and reflective tone.
c.1600, "to descend, sink," from lower (adj.), from Middle English lahghere (c.1200), comparative of low (adj.). Transitive meaning "to let down, to cause to descend" attested from 1650s. Related: Lowered; lowering. In the sense "to cause to descend" the simple verb low (Middle English lahghenn, c.1200) was in use into the 18c.
"to look dark and threatening," also lour, Middle English louren, luren "to frown" (early 13c.), "to lurk" (mid-15c.), from Old English *luran or from its cognates, Middle Low German luren, Middle Dutch loeren "lie in wait." Form perhaps assimilated to lower (1). Related: Lowered; lowering.
c.1200, lahre, comparative of lah (see low (adj.)).
Being an earlier division of the geological or archaeological period named. Compare upper.