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It may shun, deprecate, disparage, but it never despises them.

He seemed to deprecate the vigor of my retort and lifted a cautioning hand.

Daniel kneeled upon his knees to deprecate the captivity of his people.

They recognise the secret and insidious influences of the Jesuit, and deprecate it.

There was no grief to console; no anger to deprecate; no wish to be fulfilled.

She smiled timidly, as though to deprecate her sister's vengeance.

Again and again Erica heard her deprecate the introduction of any public question.

The press was silent when it could not venture to deprecate or to condemn me.

I deprecate the vice of excessive novel-reading in young persons.

We wish you to state our case; to deprecate the evils we suffer.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.

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