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 Down - hearted.Down-trod. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Down Town.
 
I am going down town, i.e. to the business part of the town.   1
   Down the country properly means down the slope of the land, or as the rivers run.   2
   We say “I am going up to town” when we mean out of the country into the chief city.   3
 


 Down - hearted.Down-trod. 

 
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