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depressed

1. suffering from depression
2. characterized by relative economic hardship, such as unemployment
3. (of plant parts) flattened as though pressed from above
4. Zoology flattened from top to bottom
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Then a frost slowly settles down on me and I grow each minute more benumbed and speechless, and the babies feel the frost in the air and look vacant, and the callers go through the usual form of wondering who they most take after, generally settling the question by saying that the May baby, who is the beauty, is like her father, and that the two more or less plain ones are the image of me, and this decision, though I know it of old and am sure it is coming, never fails to depress me as much as though I heard it for the first time.
However, I don't want to depress you and play the alarmist so soon after your return to London.
I drew no great comfort from their company, to say the least of it; while the prospect of making a long sea passage with those two fellows was depress ing.
whispered Paul, whose spirits no danger nor situation could entirely depress.