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Consumer attitudes in the here and now have remained relatively downbeat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But economists remained downbeat about the outlook for the construction sector. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the summer both were taking a downbeat view. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the downbeat mood seemed to extend to her performance itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company gave a downbeat assessment for the second half of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Expectations for public construction remained particularly downbeat given government spending cuts, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Still, his downbeat tone has rattled bankers and business leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But for the most part, the tone is downbeat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may be part of the character of the British to offer a downbeat assessment of how content they are with life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Perhaps the only slightly downbeat note comes when I ask whether she has a boyfriend. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And yet beneath the gusto of the narrative, there's a downbeat tone at work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mood is more downbeat, the settings acoustic, but the high quality songwriting remains. The Sun (2008)The downbeat assessment contrasts with consumers' positive views about their prospective own situations, which improved by two points compared with a year ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After our somewhat downbeat assessment last week of the new season's trends, we turn our thoughts this week to those we can actually work with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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