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  • n  a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

  • This tale of an overly optimistic pig and his downer elephant friend has very few words per page and probably not more than 50 different ones in the entire book so much of .
  • But Carlin's career, and his comedy, was anything but a downer.
  • It's like a suicidal Fellini film--a downer 8 12.
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  • Lauren Conrad rewards rain-soaked fans at Boswell Book Company
    With a Starbucks in hand, Lauren Conrad visited Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave., on Wednesday for a meet-and-greet and book signing for her novel "Infamous: A Fame Game Novel," the last book of The Fame Game series.
    June 13, 2013 -
  • Slaid Cleaves: 'Still Fighting' With Smart Lyrics And Stories
    The singer-songwriter has said, as he was writing his new album Still Fighting the War , that "a theme of perseverance through hard times revealed itself." Rock critic Ken Tucker says the record is no downer, and that Cleaves finds complex sentiments and wittily phrased ideas in many of his new songs.
    June 13, 2013 - NPR
  • Texas a top-five preseason team?
    I've written a bit this offseason about the Big 12's downer of a preseason that is likely to be the first in league history without a top-10 team in the Associated Press preseason poll. Phil Steele's magazine hits newsstands next week, but he took to ESPN Insider this week to break down his top five. Who makes an appearance at No. 4? None other than the Texas Longhorns. That's sure to rouse some ...
    June 10, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Roger Clemens in Forbes
    It was not good, and that's the downer of the night,Clemens said. "We need him."
  • Herb Kohl in Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
    A strictly enforceable downer ban will eliminate confusion and move the ball forward on food safety and humane standards,said Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., who chairs the Appropriations agriculture subcommittee.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in Seattle Times
    Clearly the football result was a bit of a downer for everyone. But fair play to the crowd -- they kept supporting -- and even while the (football) match was still going on, there was an excellent atmosphere in the ground. From our point of view,... Andrew Strauss Times of India Jun 27, 2010 29985 38799 downfall We caused our own defeat, really," Man U manager Alex Ferguson said. "We should have played better. We kept giving it away, and it causes your own downfall."

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