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Great Depression

noun
1.
the economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly beginning with the stock-market crash in October, 1929, and continuing through most of the 1930s.
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  • Shortly afterwards Arulai found them in a state of Great Depression.

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  • It was all affection, but evidently written in Great Depression of mind and spirits.

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  • Later in the afternoon Lola was in a state of Great Depression; "What is the matter?"

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  • The skin is cold, there is Great Depression, and the pulse is small and weak.

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  • He suffered from nervous attacks and Great Depression at such times.

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