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deprecate
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  • ’I don’t know all I have done, in my fatuity,’ said Mr. Wickfield, putting out his hands, as if to deprecate my condemnation.
  • 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.
  • ’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?

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  • I want to acknowledge her contribution without deprecating that of others.
  • She is a modest self-deprecating woman.

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