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1 being near the equator
  • we took a cruise to the low northern latitudes

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3 belonging to the class of people of low social or economic rank
  • people, both high and low, have been worshipping in this cathedral for centuries

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4 feeling unhappiness
  • I was feeling low, and wanted to do something exciting to cheer myself up

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5 having a low musical pitch or range
  • the tuba's low notes made the floor vibrate

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6 having relatively little height
  • the low hedge surrounding the garden wasn't meant to keep anything out, just to look pretty

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11 costing little
  • gas is low right now, but prices will inevitably rise this summer, when people start driving more

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12 of, relating to, or located at the bottom
  • currently enjoys a low standing in the polls

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13 not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need
  • levels for school volunteers remain low, at least compared to what was expected

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14 no longer living
  • thousands of the elderly were laid low by the deadly strain of flu

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base, low, vile mean deserving of contempt because of the absence of higher values. base stresses the ignoble and may suggest cruelty, treachery, greed, or grossness. base motives low may connote crafty cunning, vulgarity, or immorality and regularly implies an outraging of one's sense of decency or propriety. refused to listen to such low talk vile, the strongest of these words, tends to suggest disgusting depravity or filth. a vile remark

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The first known use of low was before the 12th century

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“Low.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/low. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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