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Definitionstrong regret or disapproval
- We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring maybe evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish, hindered rather than helped by our weak or idle friends.2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (63% in)
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