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Word: doldrums

Definition: blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums


Sentences Containing 'doldrums'

A decade in the doldrums followed Waterford's breakthrough season and, apart from a Munster final defeat in 1943, Keane enjoyed little success.
Airick Woodhead is currently performing under the alias Doldrums, while Dorian Wolf is a core member of the group Austra.
DeVos assailed the Single Business Tax and the economic doldrums job outsourcing which occurred during Granholm's first term; Campbell assailed the $12 billion taken from Michigan's taxpayers and appropriated to the military siege of Iraq (which he calls "Duhbbya's Folly") and advocated for a local currency, independent of the U.S. dollar which he and running mate David Skrbina say is in imminent jeopardy of collapse.
It survived the doldrums of the 18th century, though at times having very few scholars, and struggled through the first half of the nineteenth century, closing in 1879.
Those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe agree to a costume party to allay the doldrums.

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