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deprecate
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  • "O no, sir!" cried the girl, following him. "Really, sir, I wouldn’t take it."
    "Christmas-time! Christmas-time!" said Gabriel, almost trotting to the stairs and waving his hand to her in deprecation.

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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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