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deprecate
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Pygmalion
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  • General hubbub, mostly sympathetic to the flower girl, but deprecating her excessive sensibility.
  • THE FLOWER GIRL [quite overwhelmed, and looking up at him in mingled wonder and deprecation without daring to raise her head] Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow—oo!
  • LIZA [strongly deprecating this view of her] Ah—ah—ah—ow—ow— oo!

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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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