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  • adjective Bent downward.


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  • Atlas in strength supreme, who groaning stoops, downbent

    Prometheus Bound 2002

  • Atlas in strength supreme, who groaning stoops, downbent

    Prometheus Bound 2002

  • She broke the flimsy wood, but glanced swiftly at the face downbent as the eyes followed the broken toy into the stove.

    The Dollmaker Harriette Arnow 1954

  • Shortly afterward, in a compact bunch, with heads downbent and stiffened tails, the pack, a howling, discordant mass, swept across the narrow, open space.

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham

  • Yes, there indeed was his foster brother, mounted on one of the pack mules, with the sunlight falling on his white kirtle and downbent head!

    Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age Robert Leighton

  • He gave a nod of acquiescence and, with downbent head, followed his guide diagonally across the temple court, past the wide portico where sparrows and pigeons fought for night-quarters in the carved, open mouths of dragons, along the side of the main building until, to Tatsu's wonder, they stopped before a little gate in the nunnery wall.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • The one girl was triumphant in her beauty and her unassailable position, every flounce out-curved in freshness; the other drooped at brow and hem, her slender neck downbent, her sash-ends pendant as broken tendrils after rain upon her heavily hanging skirts.

    The White Riband A Young Female's Folly Fryniwyd Tennyson Jesse

  • She looked at Mr. Marsh from under downbent brows.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1918

  • For a moment the boy stood speechless, then held out his arms – for the old grey horse had come slowly up to the shanty, and with downbent head was laying his soft, warm muzzle against Jacky's ear.

    The Shagganappi 1913

  • And so, reaching a knife, I began to help Diana in the peeling of potatoes and, though finding it a somewhat trying business, yet contrived ever and anon to steal surreptitious glances at her downbent face and to surprise more than once that new soft and shy-sweet wonder in her glance.

    Peregrine's Progress Jeffery Farnol 1915


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