Just after 10 p.m. it becomes apparent that the doldrums are gone.
But the Republicans have the greatest opportunity to offer an alternate economic vision to the Obama doldrums.
The campaign will now stagger through the February doldrums.
But in these scorching summer doldrums of 2013, you have to wonder: did it have to be this disappointing?
Publishing is in the doldrums but anthologies have remained one of its few growth sectors for several years.
But we were in the doldrums; there was no telling where the southeast trades were, nor where we would pick them up.
After a year in the doldrums, Fleet was going to try to smash the Rebels again.
Well, we reached the tropics, and for three days the doldrums held us.
Oh, well, there was no sense in staying in the doldrums forever.
But she thought she saw the reason for it by the way Updyke brought the sick man out of his doldrums.
1811, from dulled, past participle of dullen, from Old English dol "foolish, dull," ending perhaps patterned on tantrum.