DOWNCAST's Sentences and Contexts

Learn DOWNCAST from sentences of classic books. The app collects 10,000 middle or hard words; input your word, you not only get its meaning and example, but also have sentences and their contexts from classic literatures.

 Sentences of downcast
Definition:
a. low in spirits; depressed; directed downward
Example:
Cheerful and optimistic by nature, Beth was never downcast despite the difficulties she faced.
Sentence in Classic:
In order to mortify the sense of sight he made it his rule to walk in the street with downcast eyes, glancing neither to right nor left and never behind him.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Everything in the expression, the flushed cheeks and the downcast eyes of Varenka betrayed a painful suspense.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I leaned my head upon my hand; and felt more sorry and downcast, as I sat looking at the fire, than I could have supposed possible so soon after the fulfilment of my brightest hopes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
True, downcast and angry, and full of resentment against the world in general, he felt furious with the injustice of fate, and dissatisfied with the dealings of men; yet he could not forbear courting additional experiences.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
She began to cut the pages of a novel, tranquilly studying her prey through downcast lashes while she organized a method of attack.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
When, at last, they stood together to be married, her confiding little hand in his and her downcast lashes throwing thick black crescents on her pink cheeks, he still did not know how it all came about.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The downcast and sorrowful looks of these venerable men, their silence and their mournful posture, formed a strong contrast to the levity of the revellers on the outside of the castle.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
These beings also lived with shorn heads, with downcast eyes, with lowered voices, not in disgrace, but amid the scoffs of the world, not with their backs bruised with the cudgel, but with their shoulders lacerated with their discipline.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
His dilated nostrils, his downcast eyes, gave to his implacable Greek profile that expression of wrath and that expression of Chastity which, as the ancient world viewed the matter, befit Justice.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context