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 Meanings and Examples of DEPRESS
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depress
 v.  lower in spirits; press down
Classic Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
1  Stephen saw it sink as he had seen many another, feeling its heaviness depress his heart.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
2  The great silver buckle of her belt seemed to depress the centre of her body, catching the light stuff of her white blouse like a clip.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
3  In a few days practically all the students and teachers had left for their homes, and this served to depress my spirits even more.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
4  I was overwhelmed with depression, too; I had an hysterical craving for incongruity and for contrast, and so I took to vice.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
5  Something was not dead within me, in the depths of my heart and conscience it would not die, and it showed itself in acute depression.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VIII
6  The greatest disorder and depression had been in the baggage train he had passed that morning on the Znaim road seven miles away from the French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XV
7  Again Pierre was overtaken by the depression he so dreaded.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
8  Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
9  If he did not at once give his consent to a reunion with his wife, it was only because in his state of depression he did not feel able to take any step.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
10  Since the ball he had felt the approach of a fit of nervous depression and had made desperate efforts to combat it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXII
11  It was only at headquarters that there was depression, uneasiness, and intriguing; in the body of the army they did not ask themselves where they were going or why.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII
12  Rostov galloped back with the rest, aware of an unpleasant feeling of depression in his heart.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
13  When Pierre and his wife had left, he grew very quiet and began to complain of depression.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER V
14  Ever since that leave of absence had expired, more than a fortnight before, Natasha had been in a constant state of alarm, depression, and irritability.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XI
15  The worst of it was, Clifford tended to become vague, absent, and to fall into fits of vacant depression.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  He was in a state of permanent depression.
17  Many theories have been advanced as to why some women suffer from depression.
18  If you suffer from depression, it's best to get professional help.
19  The researchers believe that growing up in a home where parents had difficulties with depression or alcohol was often a trigger.
20  The benefits of antidepressant medications likely outweigh their risks to children with major depression and anxiety disorders.
21  It's fairly well known that "light therapy" is sometimes used to help those suffering from depression, especially seasonal affective disorder.
22  Suggesting mental illness as the root cause of violence stigmatizes those who live healthy, full lives with conditions like depression.
23  Fowler also likes to share his origami with friends who suffer from mental health issues ranging from major depression to schizophrenia.
24  His pessimism has the effect of depressing everyone.
25  There is nothing more depressing than a seaside town in low season.
26  It says much for Brookner's skill that the book is sad, but never depressing.
27  Despite its gloomy title, this book is not depressing.
28  The threat of war has depressed business activity.
29  The thought of taking the exam again depressed him.
30  The worker depressed the lever to start the machine.