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Mae represents our collective spirit, pre-broken and slumping at attention.
She heard a thud that made her ears ring, and suddenly Wolf Paw was slumping to the rutted trail in front of her.
"I guess that's definite, then," Rolf said, slumping a little in disappointment.
"She's got it," Mallory groaned, slumping from the heights again.
Were you able to determine a reaction on that slumping movement, as to whether it was the first, the second, or the third shot?
"You wush right," he said, slumping against the back of the chair.
1670s, "fall or sink into a muddy place," probably from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian and Danish slumpe "fall upon," Swedish slumpa; perhaps ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Slumped; slumping.
The word "slump," or "slumped," has too coarse a sound to be used by a lady. [Eliza Leslie, "Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book," Philadelphia, 1839]Economic sense from 1888.
"act of slumping, slumping movement," 1850; "heavy decline in prices on the stock exchange," 1888, from slump (v.). Generalized by 1922 to "sharp decline in trade or business."