How To Use Down In A Sentence

  • As Appling reached down for the ball, it took a bad hop and caromed off his shoulder.
  • As the holiday movie season winds down, we thought we'd preview the films of 2003 to see which ones stand out and which should stand down.
  • Before we did anything we wrote and rewrote the script until we felt what we had got written down was a really good story.
  • A boa made from black water mink is worth about 50 dollars, a collarette about $100,00 and a coat reaching down to the hips would cost about $250,00. Black Beaver The Trapper
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
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  • So there is mounting concern at the top of government about how close to meltdown the prison system is. The Sun
  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • The pilot shut off the motors and glided down to the landing field.
  • The angry audience shouted the speaker down.
  • We must remember that the prime motive for Housmann's boulevards and circuses was to ensure that a strategically placed cannon could fire down many streets, quelling the citizens who were periodically disposed to revolution.
  • Race your mate and shake your coconut down through the palm tree!
  • All he wanted was a cup of tea and a sit-down.
  • Sue walked down the aisle towards the restroom.
  • Our economy suffered a triple whammy this year - we were hit by Sars, the Iraq war, and then the world economic downturn.
  • The garden sloped gently downward to the river.
  • The most interesting statistic on the list is the large number of accidents where the pilot attempted to land with the gear down with amphibious floats.
  • Mostly, however, she seems to be held in some kind of incommunicado status until they need a sound bite, and then they throw the power switch, download the text and out she spits it, with all the emotion of an automaton. Condi a Waste of Time
  • Xmas hurtles at us like a skateboarding troll trundling downhill - it's big, impressive, but to be viewed with a certain trepidation by those in its path. Toys R Us - Military Sword & Sorcery is coming ("#### Harry Potter! Daddy, where's my axe?")
  • And I think the resort is about 25% overpriced, considering the worn-down state of the place and the fact you can get a two-night package at the definitely more upmarket Avillion in Port Dickson (also not really PD, but a dozen kilometres south) from about RM800 as well. Vacations: Tiara Beach Resort — Fusion Despatches
  • Less than a minute later he had gone past the courts, down a stairwell and opened the fire door.
  • Looking through the casement was the visage of the mariner, no longer stern, but moved with unutterable emotion, and tears, yes, tears trickling down his weather-beaten cheeks. Edward Barnett; a Neglected Child of South Carolina, Who Rose to Be a Peer of Great Britain,—and the Stormy Life of His Grandfather, Captain Williams or, The Earle's Victims: with an Account of the Terrible End of the Proud Earl De Montford, the Lamen
  • Just because the American people are disgusted with higher taxes, bigger government, left wing liberal give away policies and pacifist foreign policy attitudes, this idiot thinks the Tea Party activist is in someway trying to bring the country down. Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude
  • He was brought down in the penalty area.
  • A fisherman's son opened this beachside restaurant, which stretches down into the sand. Times, Sunday Times
  • She told the children to pipe down while she was talking on the telephone.
  • It's really weighing her down because she's not living up to her ideals any longer.
  • Like all those who have gone before us, may the revelation of Christ in our hearts compel us to lay down our lives before him in worship and adoration.
  • Sefelt has pulled back halfway normal, swelling up and down with big wet, rattling breaths.
  • Over Fate of Georgia, Provinces With Russian forces appearing to hunker down in Georgia, U.S. and European officials now face a pricklier challenge: Moscow's insistence that it has the right to help break up the country. U.S.-Russia Relations Turn Cold
  • When the tax credit was in place, a person could buy a house for $8,000 down (the bluebook value of a 2005 Dodge Caravan). Tom Silva: Why Should We Care About Housing?
  • Thirty-eight states are opting for the top-down system.
  • But amongst this chaos, Stewart has beamed down to promote Star Trek: Nemesis, the 10th instalment of the feature film series.
  • Simply inserting the word "conservation" in the pesticide label and slightly watering down the percentage of the active ingredient, brodifacoum, does not make this rodenticide safe for wildlife, nor will it make it any less persistent. Maggie Sergio: The Proposal to Poison a Wildlife Refuge
  • He wanted to scream and shout, beat the wall and call down the forces of destruction.
  • It freewheeled down the hill and collided with the car in which Mrs Reilly and her daughter were travelling.
  • The embassy had been shut down due to Mongolia's support for South Korea's "sunshine policy" of conciliation toward the North.
  • So, she ran round and round the scaffold with the executioner striking at her, and her grey hair bedabbled with blood; and even when they held her down upon the block she moved her head about to the last, resolved to be no party to her own barbarous murder. A Child's History of England
  • He reached up with a hooked pole to roll down the metal shutter.
  • Tweed sports jackets are all the rage, and the best part is that you don't need to worry about matching patterns when it comes to blazers and button-down shirts.
  • Ray was knocking them down one by one, unlike his tragic ancestor who only knocked himself down.
  • The exams are just around the corner and students are bogged down with preparation work for practicals and orals but the Transition year students found time to raise funds for those less fortunate.
  • After laying down the melody, he proceeded to deconstruct it, pulling it into new shapes, twisting, fragmenting, yet never losing touch with his starting point.
  • It has full-size trees, sand banks leading down to a stony beach, and water cascading down a rock outcrop.
  • A voice drifted down through the hatch above our heads, ‘I'm amazed,’ it said. ‘Only three people have chundered so far.’
  • The trails should provide a skiing flow so there aren't too many long uphills or sharp turns at the bottom of steep downhills.
  • Turning downriver, she kept the revs low, Night Watch just noodling along at a crawl. CORMORANT
  • The landowner instantly conceives a dislike of the dog and demands that she be gotten rid of.
  • And the people who were subjected to hard yakka, slave labour if you want, or removal from islands because of drinking problems or fighting and they have complete hate and they've handed it down generationally.
  • I don't think it would go down very well and would be seen as another arty-farty scheme.
  • The braai was an oil drum cut in half lengthways, with cut-down pipes soldered to its underneath as legs. Rainbow’s End
  • The path from Billy's cottage wound down towards the river bank.
  • Shakedown analysis is a method which can be used to research the elastoplastic behavior of a structure under variable repeated loads that exceed the structure′s elastic limit load.
  • But either way, placater or elitist, he has headed us down an evil road by deepening a war we couldn ` t afford eight years ago when it started and certainly can ` t afford after the Bush-Cheney fiasco in Iraq. The Student Operated Press
  • Even the normal Perigordine fare of duck la gras and truffles washed down with red wine and pastis has yielded in favour of Scottish food and drink in celebration of the Auld Alliance.
  • The sun beat down with fierce intensity.
  • Now, you two, that's quite enough. Sit down and be quiet.
  • The company is closing down two of its factories, leading to 430 job losses .
  • So I stare down at the pool table and pretend to study my opponent's next move.
  • The styles are simple, with set-in shoulders, pared-down forms and the type of finish you might expect from ready-to-wear. When Just Any Old Lycra Won't Do
  • Regin downshifted, tires squealing as she swerved to dodge a roadkill-bound possum. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • Originating in the early 1970's, these were the workhorses of BC's big wood logging operations up and down the coastland.
  • Then he looked me up and down as if it wouldn't work a footrule hard to measure me. Before the Dawn A Story of the Fall of Richmond
  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24). Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla
  • A family law barrister close to the Crikey crew advises that many men attempt to talk down their earning capacity when they are negotiating settlements with former wives.
  • He swept his hands up and down the smooth sides, trying to find a notch or groove.
  • And then it is all locked down in a code of omertà: Enron is a strong buy!
  • Carlotta put the salve on Pierce's wounds, before joining her brother downstairs in the parlor.
  • This was the first bloodless revolution the city, which has been burned down forty times in its history.
  • When the matador realises the bull is weak and unable to charge much longer he will reach for his killing sword and seek to manoeuvre it directly in front of him with its head down, so that he can administer the death stroke.
  • He spun a chair around and straddled it as he sat down, folding his arms across the wrought iron back.
  • The cue maker then carefully chooses and seasons the wood, before tapering and sanding it down on a lathe.
  • Had such a nice time, it was really charming in a slightly run-down way and on a beautiful little lake called Stoney Lake. AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR
  • The aircraft have to meet the strict specifications laid down by the FAA.
  • After climbing a steep rise for about twenty minutes the road crested, then began to slope downwards, taking a more westerly direction.
  • And it's weird, no one really gets angry at me for piking ... they just seem to look down on me, if you get what I mean. stupid
  • I'm going for a swim to cool down.
  • He's not the first politician to be caught with his pants down, and he won't be the last.
  • The doctor has said that I can start stepping down my medication in a few days' time.
  • The greatest difficulty which presents itself in entering the southern mouth arises from what in America are termed snags, that is, large trees, the roots of which are firmly planted in the bed of the river, whilst the branches project up the stream, and are likely to pierce any boat in its passage down. Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2
  • Even the shoes, booties with vertiginous heels, were covered in grasping little coral-like tentacles that shook as the models -- their faces abloom with gold and colorful stripes -- stomped down the catwalk. Balmain, Zac Posen, Rick Owens & Manish Arora Out Of This World In Paris (PHOTOS, POLL)
  • They have already, we note, calmly written their answer down some time before.
  • Down below, a mass of brank-ursine formed as it were a pedestal, from the midst of which sprang scarlet geum, rhodanthe with stiff petals, and clarkia with great white carved crosses, that looked like the insignia of some barbarous order. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • Or if the work to be critiqued is a novel -- then you need to set the critique date somewhere down the line, to give people a month or two to read it. Archive 2008-11-01
  • Now, moreover, with the nation in an economic downturn, is not the time to assert the urgency of passing referendum legislation.
  • Faced with difficulties from recalcitrant landowners and political opponents, the scheme eventually necessitated financial rescue by the king himself.
  • This latest fly is based on an earlier marabou tailed damsel nymph that was weighted down with lead wire.
  • I've got a face like a punctured beachball, like an arse that's fallen downstairs, like a rucksack full of dented bells. Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: What Not To Wear
  • Make sure you cut holes for your eyes to peer out of or a hole at the top for your your head, but for the sake of moveability, make sure the box only comes down to your knees or waist. Somewhat quick and cheap geek costumes for Halloween
  • So in offering prayers for downtrodden races, I would advise you not to overlook the downtrodden tourist.
  • If you're keeping it traditional and not using Halloween as a three day extended party, you can get down on the actual holiday with the Latin funk of Pimps of Joytime and Nayas at Rock and Roll Hotel. Nightlife agenda
  • Later those details would be downloaded on to a computer and replica cards created to obtain goods and cash.
  • Lia was looking around her shoulder, as if she was expecting a stampede of wild animals to come charging down the corner.
  • Yet he's also studied jazz and Indian music and learnt to play the sarod, so his band achieves a curious rapprochement between world-jazz and heads-down, no-nonsense boogie.
  • Staff vehicles enter at the rear of the building by means of a ramp that leads down to a subterranean car park.
  • You have both let your wife down in the worst way imaginable. The Sun
  • The requests were the old ones: portraits of pretty mistresses done up as Arcadian shepherdesses, Virgins with downcast eyes and brilliant blue cloaks, sentimentalised pictures of the Infant Christ.
  • The commission will seek to arbitrate a resolution before handing down a decision in late summer.
  • This also limits his ability to make downfield blocks on linebackers.
  • Picture a cross between Machu Picchu and greek acropolis, all tumbled down.
  • The image is upside-down and reversed left-to-right.
  • copasetic" [used so nicely in "West L.A. Fadeaway"] -- and such stunts as dancing down Broadway in 1939 from Columbus Circle to 44th Street in celebration of his sixty-first birthday. The Annotated "Alabama Getaway"
  • I have downloaded MCU 8051. tar from sourceforge. i extracted the folder. i don't know how to install it in ubuntu, Can anyone who are using MCU 8051 help in installing it in Ubuntu LinuxQuestions.org
  • A top bunk was then pulled down from the ceiling, complete with ladder.
  • He made comments about a couple of items, suggesting an appetizer that sounded unlikely but that, in his words,'went down a treat. FOLLY
  • I would show up unannounced, watch Jaime teach calculus, chat with Principal Henry Gradillas, check in with other Advanced Placement classes and in the early afternoon call my editor in Washington to say I was chasing down the latest medfly outbreak story, or whatever seemed believable at the time. Unlike many, Escalante believed in teaching, not sorting
  • The sun was so strong we had to pull down the blinds.
  • If a bloke's a waiter, it ain't fair to bung him down as a ` waster ". STAGE FRIGHT
  • Assemble the table on a level surface, turn the top wheel upside down and place the seat wheel on top of it.
  • The only recent changes have been trees blowing down and the repair of thatched roofs. Times, Sunday Times
  • The helicopter then touches down so that the same man, known as a mugger, can dash in and use a syringe to administer a mild sedative to the animal. craigdailypress.com stories
  • What caught my eye about this is that it bears interesting relation to Bakhtin's concept of the dialogism of the "living word" -- in fact, capitalize that "w" and it would be downright eerie. Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning...
  • Tom! "he called," yo 'take the gen'leman's horse to the stable, rub him down with a wisp, an' give him some hay. The Boy With the U.S. Census
  • Good for them and long may they stay down and dirty. The Sun
  • But often our dream date is the loudmouth down the hall, our office adversary, even the scary boss -- in short, someone we avoid even standing near in real life.
  • I long for the Monday nights before he came along when the second I got hungry I could stand by the kitchen TV watching "The Bachelorette," while whumping down a salade nicoise. Susan Orlins: Dating After Divorce: What if I Meet a Guy I Like?
  • The firemen did heave a sigh of relief after pulling the deer out, but did not settle down and relax.
  • CAMERA TRACKS down a long table , moving from one JUROR to the next.
  • Scroll down the content offerings until you find the section for Web & Internet.
  • Days later, Gregg was gunned down near Belfast docks as he returned from a Glasgow Rangers football match.
  • People were gulping down sundowners, women seemed to be, rather disinterestedly, sipping their drinks and picking up a bite.
  • The wide planing hull lends stability for easy shots down tough rapids, and the boat's upturned bow makes punching through big holes a cinch.
  • ‘We've been on an economic downtrend for the past three years that needs to be stopped,’ said the head of the BDA employers association.
  • I believe the clunk was my rear diff. from the hard downshift?? NASIOC
  • Nevertheless, the international credit crunch and the weakening of global growth will "aggravate" the slowdown of the Icelandic economy, Mr. Haarde said. As Iceland's Krona Falls,
  • All went down alike before their charge, my lord and my lady, the Prince of the Blood, and the humblest page who bore his pouncet box. The Black Wolf's Breed A Story of France in the Old World and the New, happening in the Reign of Louis XIV
  • This link is sort of off-topic but really not, as it's yet another case (as in the present one) of the media doing their level best to shout down "the critics" -- the nattering nabobs of negativism -- and then, years later, admitting that the "gadflies" were right all along, and that what looked like a scam, walked like a scam, and quacked like a scam was -- quelle surprise! Funky math with Mark Larabee (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • At the Bradford football stadium disaster on 11 May 1985, 56 fans were killed when a stand burnt down.
  • He was tittupping up and down on his little feet in front of them. The Years
  • She took a deep breath and fiddled with the sapphire necklace hanging down below her collar bone.
  • The squire took down from the mantel his long-stemmed "churchwarden" pipe. Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812
  • Slow the airplane to reduce impact forces; also, you'll likely encounter wind shear and strong downdrafts.
  • Smaller and more versatile aircraft reduce financial and operational risks to airlines, particularly in economic downturns, compared to jumbo jets, he adds.
  • He always had a habit of going down on one knee to block shots, so I thought I could fake him out of position.
  • Moisture blisters usually include all paint coats down to the wood surface.
  • Neither of them sugar-coat the ups and down of working in the industry, but they will open your eyes a great deal about the false assumptions that you're making.
  • At the back door, out of inexorable necessity, in developed and convincingness and sincerity laid down by all authorities on the art of the short story. Confession
  • The horse broke a leg in the fall and had to be put down.
  • The raptor swooped down on its prey
  • By the time we had got the boat to the waist, the ship had filled with water, and was going down on her beam-ends: we shoved our boat as quickly as possible from the plank-shear ** A timber around a vessel's hull at deck line. into the water, all hands jumping in her at the same time, and launched off clear of the ship. The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
  • It was of a suitable Ash Wednesday character and left the congregation feeling sober and a little cast down.
  • If you interview a lot of conservative Democrats, even in states like Texas, you know, New Mexico, they are very concerned that Hillary Clinton on the top of the ticket would really kind of depress voter turnout and ultimately affect a lot of down ballot races. CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008
  • In the northern Bering and southern Chukchi Seas, primary production occurs over a shallow shelf (50 to 200 m) and as the zooplankton and bacterioplankton cannot fully deplete this carbon source, it is either transferred to the benthos or advected downstream [17]. Carbon cycle and climate change in the Arctic
  • There were dozens of glow-in-the-dark stars throbbing there, throwing their unnatural green light down to her.
  • Your fellow potential jurors will be chosen at random from the pool available, and then slimmed down to just 12 in court, again at random.
  • It's not the first few rounds of the cup, it's the quarter-final and the teams have been whittled down to the last eight.
  • His quiet voice was commanding and proved effective as the pair settled down.
  • No right-thinking person wants to downplay this problem or its implications.
  • ‘Drink this for me,’ I say and pull his cowl down.
  • In heaven the seraphim criticize the cherubim, who look down on the thrones: the original bureaucracy. YESTERDAY'S SHADOW
  • In turn, the gallery's window is fitted with giant windscreen wipers to sweep away a continuous downpour of "rain" inverted commas seem necessary to any description of Weber's wonderfully artificial sculptural conceits. This week's new exhibitions
  • In the last cliffhanger, downstairs lover Tony Head was caught sharing his Gold Blend nightcap with a mystery lady.
  • Once they'd been on the wrong end of a dressing-down in front of the other players they didn't ever want it to happen again.
  • Doctors put her on a respirator and wheeled her downstairs to the intensive care unit.
  • In a downward inflation trend, salary expectations lag the decreases in inflation.
  • My little daughter started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go.
  • Round them, as they gradually went down with the subsiding soil, calamites grew, at one level after another. History of the Conflict between Religion and Science
  • Neither Chout, turned down initially by Diaghilev, nor the piano concerto, rejected comprehensively by its muse Paul Wittgenstein the LPO's soloist was Leon Fleisher, quite banished that impression of mechanical note-spinning. LPO/Jurowski; Betrothal in a Monastery; Psappha ensemble; SCO/Ticciati – review
  • Engineers are very anxious to learn of its findings and to begin to correct the faults of the main water supply line from up north in New York State down to the City.
  • The captain continues the bitter commentary for a moment before calming himself down, saying he knows that Jenko wouldn't have wanted them to get angry about his death, and himself would have "rapped" to them about balance in the cosmos "and some nonsense about karma. Tomato Nation
  • He lays it down on the workbench and stands there, staring out the window.
  • I put the parchment down on the board, loosely, without fastening it. THE CALLIGRAPHER
  • Although he showed by laying down some bunts he knows what he can do with his speed, he hasn't mastered the tactic and bunts the ball foul or into outs.
  • J.C. nodded and I followed him down into the dark dankness of Zacharis' unfinished basement. The Dog Catcher
  • In spite of the run-down facilities, the ma-and-pop owners and the friendliest and most approachable people in Hong Kong.
  • And evidently this time apart allowed the two to approach their partnership rejuvenated and ready for some serious woodshedding, as they reportedly recorded dozens of tracks before pruning down to these relatively lean 14 songs.
  • As you can see from about two posts ago, my mind has been taking the occasional hike down memory lane lately.
  • A hurricane is bearing down on central America.
  • As an extra precaution against an ongoing down market, Narayanan suggests building in a "margin of safety": a 3 to 5 percent premium over the target hurdle rate.
  • It is generally longer than it is wide and its floor slopes downwards towards a junction either with another valley or a plain.
  • It has a warmer feel, thanks to teal walls, blonde wood and large light fixtures like softly glowing upside-down umbrellas.
  • Marriage documents were signed, felicitations offered, they sat down to a great banquet, and the new bride lay in her husband's lap... Elizabeth Abbott: Is New York's Gay Marriage Truly Historic?
  • I wrote it early in 1945 and it was published in Wireless World in October, just after the war had ended, and it laid down the principles which now determine the world's communication system, the idea that you'd have satellites poised at such a height above the earth that they remained stationery in the sky and so-called synchronous, or geostationary, orbit. Great voices of science fiction
  • So get on down the bierkeller, even if everyone knows the figures are next to meaningless. Times, Sunday Times
  • You should tone down the red colour in your painting.
  • The ayatollah broke with Iran's clerical leadership and became a vehement critic, denouncing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and calling the postelection crackdown the work of a dictatorship. Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz
  • They charged down the stairs to meet their grandmother.
  • Number Ten Downing Street is the British prime minister's official residence.
  • Augustine or Aquinas at least had some attempts to nail down the philosphical problem: the problem with "superbia" (vanity) and "amor sui". Armed and Dangerous
  • The idea has to be written down, and a document has to be created defining all the requisites for the new quest.
  • Don't bolt your food down like that; it's rude.
  • Prof. Hamilton, of Aberdeen, claims that the corpus callosum is not a commissure, but the decussation of cortical fibers on their way down to enter the internal and external capsules of the opposite side. Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885
  • The artist takes as his viewpoint the vista from Gun Hill, high above the gentle Suffolk vale, looking down towards the Stour valley, Dedham church and the watermill where his father worked.
  • Infused then with the enlightenment only a brutal smackdown from a celestial being can provide, Jacob sets out to make peace with his brother, no matter the cost.
  • Most people have no doubt that they are a money spinner and in some part of the country they are being pulled down.
  • The best way to reduce the risk of hydroplaning is to simply slow down when roads are wet. Video: How to reduce the risk of hydroplaning
  • Anyhow it took Jae over an hour to cut my hair as I went from having curls half way down my back to wearing it cropped like a boy.
  • Perhaps if he hadn't looked so unwontedly silly, then he would have been able to keep it down, but instead he snorted.
  • Exponible propositions generally break down into elements that are called exponent propositions; they explain or expound what is going on in the exponible proposition. Archive 2005-01-01
  • When you check in for a flight, make sure the agent tags all your suitcases before sending them down the conveyer belt.
  • Fourth, the strange reluctance he felt about abandoning Downes as Suspect Number One.
  • She threw down the book and hurtled the bobbin of thread across the room.
  • Squatting down, Trent poured rum and squeezed orange juice into the cups.
  • Caspian led them down a ladder into the after hatch.
  • Lee waved down the server behind the counter, who seemed to have been engulfed in conversation with one of the two men seated next to us.
  • The downside is that the shape is less convenient for packing bulky items. Times, Sunday Times
  • If the condenser must be located above the turbine, then the pipe should be carried first downward and then upward in the U form, in the manner of the familiar "entrainer," which will be found effectively to prevent water getting back when the turbine is operating. Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers
  • Ten days of frenzied reporting had not been stilled by increasingly angry Downing Street statements.
  • In other words, you can adjust the zoom and camera angle to be as far away or as close up as possible, and as upside down and round about as you like.
  • When she reached down to unbuckle her tool belt, she stopped: the gun. FOLLY
  • Make haste, and come down this moment. Pride and Prejudice

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