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low adj. (see also LOWER)
1. short, not tall Ado I. i. 179, MND. III. ii. 295 “so dwarfish and so low,” AYL. IV. iii. 89.
2. mean, base 1H4 III. ii. 12 “low desires,” 2H4 II. ii. 194, Lr. II. ii. 149, II. iii. 17.
3. lowly, humble, meek Mer.V. I. iii. 44 “low sim-” “pliçity,” Tw.N. III. iv. 380 “my lean and low ability,” R3 IV. iv. 356 (Qq “love”), Cym. III. ii. 10, III. iii. 85.
4. not flourishing Mer.V. III. ii. 318 “my estate is very low,” 1H4 IV. iii. 57, Per. II. i. 152 “my low fortunes.”
5. not loud LLL. IV. iii. 335 “will hear the lowest sound,” Shr. Ind. i. 114 “soft low tongue” ; so “low-tongued” Ant. III. iii. 12 “is she shrill-tongu'd or low?.”
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