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decry
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, men feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and that they are conscious of sharing with the less highly organised forms of existence.

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  • They decry poverty from their comfortable homes, but do little to combat it.
  • Don’t decry your own brother, my dear.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch

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