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The pink plump face was contorted in a furtive grimace of deprecation.

"I was obliged to go to college, sir," said Arthur, in a tone of deprecation.

"My dear, I never said a word but what it was good; I never had any other thought," returned he, with deprecation.

The hand of the man dropped in outward motion of deprecation.

Beasley was serious again, and wore an air of deprecation when he answered her.

“You are far too kind to my poor accomplishments,” he said in deprecation.

He wanted to laugh, he wanted to snort in deprecation, and he did neither.

I had been over-hasty in my deprecation; I owed as much to Pugh.

Why, instead of deprecation, do not these journals give disproof?

Brett waved his hand in deprecation of such a pernicious thought.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "prayer to avert evil," from Middle French deprécation, from Latin deprecationem (nominative deprecatio), from past participle stem of deprecari "plead in excuse, avert by prayer," literally "to pray (something) away," from de- "away" (see de-) + precari "pray" (see pray). Sense of "disapproval" is first attested 1610s.

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