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The Age of Innocence
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deplore
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The Age of Innocence
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  • He could not deplore (as Thackeray’s heroes so often exasperated him by doing) that he had not a blank page to offer his bride in exchange for the unblemished one she was to give to him.
  • It had been represented to them that the disarray into which society had been thrown by this deplorable affair made their presence in town more necessary than ever.
  • Mr. van der Luyden supplied short ones on Opera nights; but they were so good that they made his guests deplore his inexorable punctuality.
  • She had the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes, and indifferent to money; but she could go without many things which her relations considered indispensable, and Mrs. Lovell Mingott and Mrs. Welland had often been heard to deplore that any one who had enjoyed the cosmopolitan luxuries of Count Olenski’s establishments should care so little about "how things were done."

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  • We deplore the government’s treatment of political prisoners.
  • I deplore this hostile action

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