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deprecate
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition to belittle (diminish the value of) or express disapproval of something
  • 'I don't know all I have done, in my fatuity,' said Mr. Wickfield, putting out his hands, as if to deprecate my condemnation.
    Chapters 37-39 (96% in)
  • Mr. Spenlow seemed quite cowed by the gentlemanly sternness of Miss Murdstone's manner, and deprecated her severity with a conciliatory little wave of his hand.
    Chapters 37-39 (28% in)
  • 'You are the best of creatures — no, I beg your pardon!' for the Doctor made a gesture of deprecation, 'I must say before your face, as I always say behind your back, you are the best of creatures; but of course you don't — now do you?
    Chapters 43-45 (62% in)

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