Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stoop.
  • adj. in a bent bodily position, hunched

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a stoop in posture or carriage; round-shouldered; bent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

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Examples

  • Even McCain stooped that low against Obama with parking violations

    Corzine campaign calls Christie 'menace to society'

  • Trelawny's Shelley is a little stooped from a life of being doubled over still surfaces; but it's not always possible to know if his Narcissus posture represents an extreme of self-forgetfulness or of ruthless self-absorption.

    Shelley's Pod People

  • The other diverted the stream to his own lands, and as his cousin stooped over the channel to reopen it, shot him twice from behind.

    High Albania

  • Mr. Randolph again stooped and kissed her; kissed her two or three times.

    Melbourne House

  • Mr. Andrew Lang selects a sentence of Macaulay: "Even the wretched phantom who still bore the imperial title stooped to pay this ignominious blackmail."

    Platform Monologues

  • Once or twice she stooped from the organ-loft to ask me where was Brother Anselmo, who usually met us in the church of evenings, and whom tonight – this last night before the general household moved back to Longfield – we had fully expected.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • Rachela put up her hands palm outwards, as if to shield herself from a blow, and then without another word stooped down and tied the satin sandals on Isabel's restless feet.

    Remember the Alamo

  • As he was leading me back to Mrs. Sandford, the captain stooped his head to mine.

    Daisy

  • The while darkness, palpable and rayless, hemmed us round, dissipated only by the lightning; sometimes we beheld thunderbolts, fiery red, fall into the sea, and at intervals vast spouts stooped from the clouds, churning the wild ocean, which rose to meet them; while the fierce gale bore the rack onwards, and they were lost in the chaotic mingling of sky and sea.

    III.9

  • Lady Delacour again stooped, and leaned her arm upon his shoulder.

    Belinda

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