“stooping to this level proves the U.S. is facing utter defeat in Afghanistan,” he said.
Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face?
Mrs. Bines, stooping, took the limp and wide-eyed Paul up in her arms.
"So I've come back," said Georgiana, stooping down and kissing her mother.
Stealthily she rose to a stooping position at the boat's side.
Duffham was stooping over the boy when I got back, his face long, and his cane lying on the ironing-board.
Blinky snorted and stamped over to the window, stooping to peer at the machine.
It might have been an accident; and the redness of his face might have come of stooping; but I saw Tod did not think so.
"I know you think so," said he, closing the heavy book over which he had been stooping.
Mine are altogether too long for this work, and stooping to pick even the finest potatoes gets tiresome.
"bend forward," Old English stupian "to bow, bend" (cognate with Middle Dutch stupen "to bow, bend"), from Proto-Germanic *stup-, from PIE *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Figurative sense of "condescend" is from 1570s. Sense of "swoop" is first recorded 1570s in falconry.
"raised open platform at the door of a house," 1755, American and Canadian, from Dutch stoep "flight of steps, doorstep, stoop," from Middle Dutch, from Proto-Germanic *stopo "step" (see step).
(also stoolie) A police informer; stool pigeon: He's nothing but a cop's stool (Underworld 1906+, variant 1924+)
: to make me stool on a friend (1911+)
[back formation fr stool pigeon]