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Low, lo or lowe

Lo is an exclamation or interjection that means look, see, pay attention. Lo is often rendered as a one word sentence with an exclamation point as the punctuation. Lo is also used in the phrase lo and behold, which means look, see, pay attention. Lo comes from the Old English word , an exclamation of surprise or joy.

Low means 1.) close to the ground 2.) not high in elevation 3.) shallow 4.) of inferior quality, quantity, value 5.) lacking energy 6.) in an inferior position 7.) of a deep pitch in sound 8.) the sound a cow makes. Low is used as an adjective, adverb or verb. Related words are lowly, lowliness, lowness, lows, lowed, lowing. Low comes from the Old Norse word lágr. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, low is one of the one thousand most frequently used words in the English language.


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Lowe is a Scottish term that describes the warm light thrown by a fire. The term lowe is somewhat archaic and is rarely seen outside of literature.

Examples

Then for good measure, paint the whole lot black to slot it into the Dark Custom range aimed at attracting younger bikers to the Harley fold, and lo and behold, you’ve got the leanest, meanest riding machine on the planet. (The Mirror)

U.S. interest rates being kept too low for too long could cause financial instability in future and stronger market expectations for a rate rise are “probably good”, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday. (Reuters)

Extended droughts has shrunk the country’s largest reservoir to an all-time low, and leaders in the West’s water planning say the area’s water users must shift how they view their most valuable resource. (The Christian Science Monitor)

With a glass of Moorilla bubbles in hand, I lose myself to the deeply comforting sounds of a pastoral idyll before dusk: lowing cattle, birds fussing as they roost in high branches, the chirp of crickets and the distant sound of a car making its way along the Meander Valley Highway through some of Tasmania’s loveliest grazing land. (The Advertiser)

 

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