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  • n  a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • s  directed downward
    a downcast glance
  • s  filled with melancholy and despondency
    downcast after his defeat

  • The huge poster of a vibrant young Betancourt that hung for years on the faade of city hall there was changed last November to a haunting image of a drawn woman with downcast .
  • Kaushal says he's just about breaking even, but in another part of the mall, the manager of a shoe store is even more downcast.
  • At rehearsal, the singers were tired and downcast.
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  • Abraham Lincoln in Sauk Prairie Eagle
    I'm worried I left people with a very downcast and disturbed feeling,"Lincoln" told the News Republic, staying in character following his speech. "I think the tide is turning. I think we will overcome and be one nation."
  • Ian Paisley in Belfast Telegraph
    Rev Paisley said: "I understand that he was downcast many a day, understand that he was disappointed, understand he was angry and I understand that, perhaps, he even lost his temper. But I want to say that he treated me with the greatest of...
  • Pranab Mukherjee in Hindu
    ...a conference on 'Financial crisis, global economic governance and development' here, Mr. Mukherjee, who is currently holding additional charge of Finance, said: "As next year's [2009-10] outlook is more downcast...... the Government will...

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