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How often, prythee, have you been in these playhouses which you are so ready to decry?'

Not that we wish to decry England; on the contrary, we would like to return there.

To glorify labor and decry wealth is to multiply absurdities.

To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner.

I do and will defend them: it is the fashion to decry them now.

Let us not because of this, disparage science, or decry the labors of its votaries.

It is easy to decry the weakness and detect the absurdity of such a creed.

But being jealous of Scipio they tried to decry his achievements.

It has become the fashion lately to decry certain phases of his art.

It has been the fashion of biographers to decry this gentleman.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French decrier (14c.; Old French descrier "cry out, announce"), from de- "down, out" (see de-) + crier "to cry," from Latin quiritare (see cry (v.)). In English, the sense has been colored by the presumption that de- in this word means "down."

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