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deplore
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition strong regret or disapproval
  • It was not that these two loving mentors deplored Scarlett's high spirits, vivacity and charm.
    1.3 (96% in)
  • For the appetite Mammy had always deplored, the healthy appetite of a nineteen-year-old girl, now was increased fourfold by the hard and unremitting labor she had never known before.
    3.25 (61% in)
  • With every appearance of reluctance at disclosing the unpleasant truth, she would sigh and tell prospective customers that her competitors' lumber was far too high in price, rotten, full of knot holes and in general of deplorably poor quality.
    4.38 (10% in)
  • While Frank and his quiet churchgoing friends realized the necessity of the system, they deplored it just the same.
    4.41 (90% in)
  • And no matter which side they took, the relatives heartily deplored the fact that India had taken it upon herself to wash the family dirty linen so publicly and involve Ashley in so degrading a scandal.
    5.55 (73% in)
  • Finances at the red-brick house would have been in a deplorable state, but for Uncle Henry's intervention, and it humiliated Pitty to take money from him.
    5.55 (89% in)

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