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Word: disparage

Definition: belittle


Sentences Containing 'disparage'

'My dear,' said Mr. Micawber, 'your papa was very well in his way, and Heaven forbid that I should disparage him.
Fans may use the role as a cherry picker to disparage a player, or may view the team's style of play as illegitimate.
His main use of this tongue, is, to disparage Doctor Strong's young gentlemen.
If it were not that I might appear to disparage her Intended, which I know my friend would not like, I would add, that to me she seems to be throwing herself away; that I am sure she might do better; and that I swear she was born to be a lady.'
In 1897, Labouchère was accused in the press of share-rigging, using "Truth" to disparage companies, advising shareholders to dispose of their shares and, when the share prices fell as a result, buying them himself at a low price.
Swerling was pained by Capra’s behavior, but Riskin refused to disparage Capra maintaining a loyalty to the man, calling him “his best friend.” The Los Angeles Examiner covered Riskin’s funeral in September of 1955, describing the “notables” in attendance.
The "Boston Globe"'s Claude R. Marx wrote that "Suskind's sources seem pretty solid, and the denials from the White House and former CIA director George Tenet were what you would expect of policymakers trying to salvage their reputation; they didn't try to disparage Suskind or threaten legal action".
The song has enjoyed some popularity with Irish-Americans and association with the Saint Patrick's Day holiday and is sometimes played during the holiday, sometimes edited to remove elements of the song that can be construed to disparage the Irish.
When she went out of the room with Miss Murdstone (no other ladies were of the party), I fell into a reverie, only disturbed by the cruel apprehension that Miss Murdstone would disparage me to her.
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