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Word: deplore

Definition: regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition


Sentences Containing 'deplore'

Let me carry through the rest of my misdirected life, the remembrance that I opened my heart to you, last of all the world; and that there was something left in me at this time which you could deplore and pity.''
``Oh,''cried Eugenie,``you are a bad physiognomist, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me.
Finally, leading him out of the church they carried him to the judgment seat and seated him on it, and the duke's majordomo said to him, "It is an ancient custom in this island, senor governor, that he who comes to take possession of this famous island is bound to answer a question which shall be put to him, and which must be a somewhat knotty and difficult one; and by his answer the people take the measure of their new governor's wit, and hail with joy or deplore his arrival accordingly."
Let the majordomo go on with his question, and I'll give the best answer I can, whether the people deplore or not."
The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.

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