I'm not overly anxious to get back on that depressing ship.
He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.
Oh. I suppose the atmosphere is a little depressing around here right now.
Of course it was depressing, and he must be feeling pretty bad right now.
More depressing news filled the paper; a drive-by shooting in Dorchester, a knifing at a Boston bus stop and a baby abandoned in a rest room at Logan Airport.
Dean spent the balance of Friday wading through paperwork, a chore made more depressing than usual because yesterday's drizzle had given birth to a storybook spring day.
Physostigmine, the active principle of the Calabar bean, acts chiefly as a stimulant to voluntary and involuntary muscles, and at the same time exercises a depressing effect upon the spinal cord.
After absorption their action, speaking generally, is exerted on the brain and spinal cord, and is at first slightly stimulant and afterwards depressing, even to the causing of sleepiness and stupor.
This mixture burns with a green flame forming boron trioxide; whilst boron is deposited on passing the gas mixture through a hot tube, or on depressing a cold surface in the gas flame.
Small doses of any of them dilate the blood vessels from an action on the vaso-motor centre in the medulla oblongata, as a result of which the heart beats more rapidly and the blood circulates more freely; but larger doses have a general depressing effect upon the circulatory system.
As much as she wanted to return home, she could never leave an entire planet to die just because she wanted to go back to the depressing part-time job and the row house where she and the cat would live alone!
Potassium and lithium have a depressing action upon the nervous system, ammonium salts have a stimulating action, while sodium practically speaking is indifferent.
The Creed system is a development of the Morse-Wheatstone system, and provides a keyboard perforator which punches Morse letters or figures on a paper strip by depressing type writer keys.
If now the telescope be directed on the target and this level be brought to the centre of its run, the angle of sight can be read - if afterwards any range ordered is put on the sight and the gun truly layed, this bubble will be found in the centre of its run - so that if thereafter the target becomes obscured the gun can be relayed by elevating till the bubble is in the centre of its run, or at a completely concealed target the angle of sight can, if the range and difference of level are known or can be measured from somewhere near the gun, be put on by means of the micrometer screw, and the gun subsequently layed by putting the range in yards or degrees on the sight drum and elevating or depressing till the bubble is central.
the learned differed; therefore he could not fairly be blamed for following any opinion that rested on the authority of even a single doctor; therefore his confessor must be authorized to hold him guiltless if any such " probable" opinion could be produced in his favour; nay, it was his duty to suggest such an opinion, even though opposed to his own, if it would relieve the conscience under his charge from a depressing burden.
The west coast throughout its whole length is covered to a depth of some miles with mangrove swamps, with only a few isolated stretches of sandy beach, the dim foliage of the mangroves and the hideous mud flats presenting a depressing spectacle.
To say that it displaced the centre of gravity in politics and commerce, substituting the ocean for the Mediterranean, dethroning Italy from her seat of central importance in traffic, depressing the eastern and elevating the western powers of Europe, opening a path for Anglo-Saxon expansiveness, forcing philosophers and statesmen to regard the Occidental nations as a single group in counterpoise to other groups of nations, the European community as one unit correlated to other units of humanity upon this planet, is truth enough to vindicate the vast significance of these discoveries.
On the other hand, the postponement of marriage in the case of women of conceptive ages is a tendency which seems to be growing in other countries as well as in England and undoubtedly has a depressing effect upon the rate of births.
The French struggled gallantly to the close: but now a long succession of their leaders - Junot, Soult, Victor, Massena, Marmont, Joseph - had been in turn forced to recoil before 'Wellington; and while their troops fought henceforward under the depressing memory of many defeats, the Allies did so under the inspiriting influence of great successes, and with that absolute confidence in their chief which doubled their fighting power.
It is remarkable that the same tendency for the proportion of the young to fall off is perceptible in new countries as well as in the older civilizations, setting aside the influence of immigration at the prime of life in depressing the proportion of children.
The parietal muscles (p.m.), which pass from the vertical walls to the frontal wall, thus act by depressing the latter and so exerting a pressure on the fluid of the bodycavity.
The depressing effect of the heat and humidity is greatly relieved by afternoon breezes from the sea, and the nights are invariably comfortable and generally cool.
Petersburg to confer with the Tsar and his ministers about the Franco-Russian Alliance and the new developments of the Eastern question, a visit which countered the somewhat depressing effect in France of the meeting of the German and Russian Emperors at Baltic Port on July 4.
Aconitine, delphinine and many of their derivatives have a very widespread depressing action on muscle and nerve.
The practical difference in the corresponding treatment was very great, as Rasori advocated a copious use of bleeding and of depressing remedies, such as antimony.
Immediately the current passed through the solenoid it caused the iron cylinder to rise, and, by means of its supporting rod, forced the end of the balance beam upwards, so depressing the other end that the negative carbon rod was forced downwards into contact with the metal in the crucible.
These arms. are then altered until on raising or depressing the battery key there is no sudden deflection either way of the galvano meter.
He puts far greater stress than his predecessors upon the sympathetic pleasures, and thus quite avoids that appearance of mean prudential selfishness that is such a depressing feature in Paley and Bentham.
I know none of this sounds very inspirational, more depressing.
Soluble salts of manganese, aluminium, zinc, copper, gold, platinum and bismuth have, when given by the mouth, little action beyond their local astringent or irritating effects; but when injected into a blood vessel they all exert much the same depressing effect upon the heart and nervous system.
Alkaline bromides, in addition to their saline action, have in sufficient doses a depressing effect upon the central nervous system, and less markedly upon the heart.
He seemed to see and hear nothing of what was going on around him and to be absorbed by some depressing and unsolved problem.
Partly because of the depressing memories associated with Bald Hills, partly because Prince Andrew did not always feel equal to bearing with his father's peculiarities, and partly because he needed solitude, Prince Andrew made use of Bogucharovo, began building and spent most of his time there.
After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.
That whole business is too depressing.
The experiences of Bonaparte at Auxonne during his second stay in garrison were again depressing.
The French Revolution and the insecurity of the political situation, however, exercised a depressing and retarding effect.
The effect produced by a current is exactly opposite to that of tension, raising the elongation curve instead of depressing it.
Winter, however, is long and depressing.
Alkaline waters containing a little common salt are perhaps even more important than the pure alkaline, as the salt lessens the depressing effect of the alkali.
San Franciscan climate is breezy, damp and at times chilling; often depressing to the weakly, but a splendid tonic to others.
Christian revenged himself by executing the magnate Torben Oxe, who, on very creditable evidence, was supposed to have been Dyveke's murderer, despite the strenuous opposition of Oxe's fellow-peers; and henceforth the king lost no opportunity of depressing the nobility and raising plebeians to power.
Winds from the north and west are generally dry, cool, clear and invigorating; winds from the south and east warm, moist and depressing.
Locally their destructive and irritating effects vary a good deal, but even when very dilute they all have a marked poisonous action on bacteria, white blood corpuscles, yeast and similar organisms. After absorption most of them exercise a depressing effect upon the nervous system, and are capable of reducing high temperature.
Small doses excite the nervous system, while larger doses are depressing.
They all act as local irritants in the alimentary canal, and after absorption are more or less depressing to the muscular and nervous systems. They produce slight nausea and increased secretion of mucus.
You think the atmosphere in this house is depressing?
sounds a bit depressing, wouldn't you say?
Can you hear the squeak when depressing the clutch pedal with the engine switched off?
He told the jury he found the racial remarks degrading and depressing.
depressing the clutch pedal with the engine switched off?
depressing when I took the pen in hand!
depressing to hear him described as ' Eric Clapton of the 21st century ' .
If life really were a choice between dull domesticity and such inane thrill-seeking, it would be depressing indeed.
downbeat, depressing tone of the series is reflected in the feel of the ' Black Books ' bookstore.
The whole thing looks drab and is very dreary and depressing, without being particularly moving.
The players naturally don't look happy but to see them so impassioned and appearing to lack belief is depressing.
intoxicated with the power of their own rhetoric Am 268 Mass culture Proving that mass culture can be depressing.
But despite the result, last night's encounter was a depressing affair, only livened up by three excellent goals.
Rider can reset the system back to lockout mode by depressing the lockout mode by depressing the lockout dial.
SUMMER IN DUMFRIES, describes a grim depressing town that still allows for McMillan's humor to elevate this wider townscape.
trudgemiserable faces trudging round the city center make my lunch break the most depressing hour of the day.
It was terribly depressing but the warmth and hospitality with which we were greeted was astounding and put the warmongers to shame.
welter of depressing statistics, any hope of improvement might seem misplaced.
A signal is sent by depressing the key K, and so changing the contact from a to b, and thus putting the battery r -- to line.
5-9): natural phenomena, such as sunrise and sunset, recur regularly; for everything in human experience a time has been set; birth and death, building up and destroying, laughing and weeping, silence and speech, love and hate, war and peace, are to be regarded not as utterances of a living, self-directing world, but as incidents in the work of a vast machine that rolls on for ever; there is an endless repetition - nothing is new, nothing is lost; if one thinks he has found something new, inquiry shows that it was in existence long ago; God, the author of all, seeks out the past in order to make it once more present; it is impossible to add to or take from the content of the world, impossible to change the nature of things, to effect any radical betterment of life; the result is unspeakable weariness - a depressing series of sights and sounds.
Pessimism is numbing, demoralizing, depressing.
SUMMER IN DUMFRIES, describes a grim depressing town that still allows for McMillan 's humor to elevate this wider townscape.
The miserable faces trudging round the city center make my lunch break the most depressing hour of the day.
In the face of this welter of depressing statistics, any hope of improvement might seem misplaced.
For this reason, some people find minimalism cold or even depressing.
That might sound pretty depressing; if it weren't for one tiny fact- you have a magic bullet to end that weight gain cycle, and it's called exercise!
It's really depressing me because now I don't want to go to school!
While it may be depressing to some who need to lose weight quickly, physicians recommend losing weight at the rate of 1-3 pounds per week.
Do make your speech upbeat, never depressing.
In addition, the 31 standard pictures have been criticized for being too gloomy or depressing; therefore, they may limit the range of personality characteristics that the test can assess.
Narcotics-primarily codeine-are used as antitussives and work by depressing the cough center in the brain.
Doctors also recommend that helpers not mention "reasons for living," as doing so might generate more depressing thoughts in the teenager.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) in its various forms is often used to calm the stomach, and the oils it contains (gingerols and shogaols) appear to relax the intestinal tract in addition to mildly depressing the central nervous system.
Chest compressions are delivered by placing the heel of one hand over the lower half of the sternum and depressing about one to one and one half inches per compression.
Doctors also recommend that helpers do not mention any "reasons to live" to the teenager, as that might send the teenager back into depressing thoughts, e.g.
Keep Bedroom Clean: Making sure that your bedroom is a clean space prevent it from becoming a depressing, dirty environment that will drain positive energy.
For example, you may find a spring rain to be refreshing and renewing but the one you are expressing it to may find that to be dreary and depressing, so know your audience.
This depth, when combined with a propensity for melancholy though processes, can create a very depressing partner.
The program is modeled after the classic "kitchen-sink" drama, which focuses on simple domestic settings, ordinary family stories and the sometimes depressing nature of these tales.
So, how to make such depressing subject matter into the perfect summer record?
He compliments the dark, moody atmosphere of the movie with dark and moody music, though not all the music is gloomy and depressing.
A soft piano guides this depressing song along.
The UK's all powerful Radio One - the station that a band needs to be playing their records on if they are to make it in the charts - gave the song a couple of spins and then famously deemed it "too depressing" to play again.
Prizes should be, of course, depressing and emo.
Marvin is also known for his composition of lullabies including the depressing tune called How I Hate the Night.
In the north and on the pampas the north wind is hot and depressing, while the south wind is cool and refreshing.
The low quotations which ruled for a number Copper of years had a depressing effect upon the industry, and many mines once profitably worked were temporarily closed, but in 1906 there was a general revival.
I know this is a controversial forecast, and to many people a very depressing one, but I think it is both inevitable and good.
There is a hiatus of several months in the letters, caused by the depressing effect on Helen and Miss Sullivan of the "Frost King" episode.
These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
It has in addition a markedly depressing action upon the respiratory centre, it lessens all the secretions except the sweat, and diminishes bowel peristalsis and the size of the pupil.
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