How to use Depressing in a sentence

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  • I'm not overly anxious to get back on that depressing ship.

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  • Oh. I suppose the atmosphere is a little depressing around here right now.

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  • He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Of course it was depressing, and he must be feeling pretty bad right now.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I know none of this sounds very inspirational, more depressing.

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  • That whole business is too depressing.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Potassium and lithium have a depressing action upon the nervous system, ammonium salts have a stimulating action, while sodium practically speaking is indifferent.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • These arms. are then altered until on raising or depressing the battery key there is no sudden deflection either way of the galvano meter.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Aconitine, delphinine and many of their derivatives have a very widespread depressing action on muscle and nerve.

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  • It's really depressing me because now I don't want to go to school!

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  • Narcotics-primarily codeine-are used as antitussives and work by depressing the cough center in the brain.

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  • The experiences of Bonaparte at Auxonne during his second stay in garrison were again depressing.

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  • The French Revolution and the insecurity of the political situation, however, exercised a depressing and retarding effect.

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  • The effect produced by a current is exactly opposite to that of tension, raising the elongation curve instead of depressing it.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Winter, however, is long and depressing.

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  • 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.

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  • San Franciscan climate is breezy, damp and at times chilling; often depressing to the weakly, but a splendid tonic to others.

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  • 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.

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  • Winds from the north and west are generally dry, cool, clear and invigorating; winds from the south and east warm, moist and depressing.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Small doses excite the nervous system, while larger doses are depressing.

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  • 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.

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  • You think the atmosphere in this house is depressing?

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  • Can you hear the squeak when depressing the clutch pedal with the engine switched off?

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  • He told the jury he found the racial remarks degrading and depressing.

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  • Pessimism is numbing, demoralizing, depressing.

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  • The miserable faces trudging round the city center make my lunch break the most depressing hour of the day.

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  • In the face of this welter of depressing statistics, any hope of improvement might seem misplaced.

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  • For this reason, some people find minimalism cold or even depressing.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Do make your speech upbeat, never depressing.

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  • 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.

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  • Doctors also recommend that helpers not mention "reasons for living," as doing so might generate more depressing thoughts in the teenager.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This depth, when combined with a propensity for melancholy though processes, can create a very depressing partner.

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  • 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.

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  • So, how to make such depressing subject matter into the perfect summer record?

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  • He compliments the dark, moody atmosphere of the movie with dark and moody music, though not all the music is gloomy and depressing.

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  • In the north and on the pampas the north wind is hot and depressing, while the south wind is cool and refreshing.

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  • 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.

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  • If life really were a choice between dull domesticity and such inane thrill-seeking, it would be depressing indeed.

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  • The whole thing looks drab and is very dreary and depressing, without being particularly moving.

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  • The players naturally don't look happy but to see them so impassioned and appearing to lack belief is depressing.

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  • But despite the result, last night's encounter was a depressing affair, only livened up by three excellent goals.

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  • Rider can reset the system back to lockout mode by depressing the lockout mode by depressing the lockout dial.

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  • It was terribly depressing but the warmth and hospitality with which we were greeted was astounding and put the warmongers to shame.

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  • 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.

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  • I know this is a controversial forecast, and to many people a very depressing one, but I think it is both inevitable and good.

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  • 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.

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  • These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.

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  • He seemed to see and hear nothing of what was going on around him and to be absorbed by some depressing and unsolved problem.

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  • 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.

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  • After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.

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  • 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.

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  • Prizes should be, of course, depressing and emo.

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  • Marvin is also known for his composition of lullabies including the depressing tune called How I Hate the Night.

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  • 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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