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Far be it from her to laugh at those follies which she must for ever deplore!

I confess I have much to deplore, and much for which to be thankful.

We may deplore it, but we can not wonder, and we can not sternly blame.

I reprove it in the sternest terms, and I deplore the consequences it had.

"I deplore I had so little share in the fight," he muttered.

"I deplore this interruption," he told her, no whit ruffled by what he had heard.

On Sheila's behalf I deplore these tactics, and I question your right!

I deplore that you should lack it; but I deplore it for your own sake, because, after all, you are my brother.

But I deplore its intrusion into the personality of this, my recorded narrative.

Will each write a poem; I to celebrate the victory and you to deplore it.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "to give up as hopeless," from French déplorer (13c.), from Latin deplorare "deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + plorare "weep, cry out." Meaning "to regret deeply" is from 1560s. Related: Deplored; deploring.

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