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  • Part of the loss was attributed to the depreciation of the dollar against the yen.
  • He neglected to include equipment depreciation in his profit forecast.
  • We expect the company to lose money the first two years, but it should have a positive cash flow since much of its expense will be for depreciation on equipment for which the company has already paid.
  • The IRS specified how to measure depreciation.

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  • He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • Prices kept going up and up, and depreciation of the paper money took a lot of the profit out of it.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • In a sulky triumph, Drummle showed his morose depreciation of the rest of us, in a more and more offensive degree, until he became downright intolerable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • One reason that the Overlook has lost so much money lies in the depreciation that occurs each winter.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The curate smoothed matters by promising to make good all losses to the best of his power, not only as regarded the wine-skins but also the wine, and above all the depreciation of the tail which they set such store by.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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  • For three hours, she’d listened to Bob drone on and on about itemized deductions and capital gains distributions, depreciation and 401(k) rollovers.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • …rather think his appearance there was distasteful to Catherine; she was not artful, never played the coquette, and had evidently an objection to her two friends meeting at all; for when Heathcliff expressed contempt of Linton in his presence, she could not half coincide, as she did in his absence; and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • If any, positively, connivance, introduction of emulation (material, a prosperous rival agency of publicity: moral, a successful rival agent of intimacy), depreciation, alienation, humiliation, separation protecting the one separated from the other, protecting the separator from both.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She had become almost indifferent to her mother’s habitual depreciation of her, but she was keenly alive to any sanction of it, however passive, that she might suspect in Tom.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Most timidities have such secret compensations, and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • He took pains to avoid self-depreciation, self-mockery, ambiguity, irony, subtlety, vulnerability, a civilized world-weariness and a tragic sense of history— the very things, he says, that are most natural to him.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She was in a mood of self-depreciation.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn, profoundly attentive, throws this off with a shrug of self-depreciation and contracts his eyebrows a little more.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • There were as yet no tidings of Gurth and his charge, which should long since have been driven home from the forest and such was the insecurity of the period, as to render it probable that the delay might be explained by some depreciation of the outlaws, with whom the adjacent forest abounded, or by the violence of some neighbouring baron, whose consciousness of strength made him equally negligent of the laws of property.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Fred gave up the fallacious hope of getting a genuine opinion; but on reflection he saw that Bambridge’s depreciation and Horrock’s silence were both virtually encouraging, and indicated that they thought better of the horse than they chose to say.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The applicant stared; grinned at Newman Noggs, who appeared highly entertained; looked slightly round the shop, as if in depreciation of the pomatum pots and other articles of stock; took his pipe out of his mouth and gave a very loud whistle; and then put it in again, and walked out.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • As a general reflection on Fanny, Sir Thomas thought nothing could be more unjust, though he had been so lately expressing the same sentiments himself, and he tried to turn the conversation: tried repeatedly before he could succeed; for Mrs. Norris had not discernment enough to perceive, either now, or at any other time, to what degree he thought well of his niece, or how very far he was from wishing to have his own children’s merits set off by the depreciation of hers.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The Father of the Marshalsea said, with a shrug of modest self-depreciation, ’Oh!
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Money, if kept by us, yields no rent and is liable to loss; if invested, is liable to depreciation of the particular kind of stock.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Adams experienced firsthand the "amazing depreciation" of the currency, of prices so high as to be laughable under any other circumstances.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 7 per cent. (See "Malte Brun," vol. vi. p. 95)] [Footnote s: It must be admitted, however, that the depreciation which has taken place in the value of tobacco, during the last fifty years, has notably diminished the opulence of the Southern planters: but this circumstance is as independent of the will of their Northern brethren as it is of their own.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The depreciation of the rouble keeps me awake at night, Dmitri Fyodorovitch; people don’t know that side of me—"
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • There was an easy negligence in his manner and even in his dress (his hair carelessly disposed, and his neckkerchief loose and flowing, as I have seen artists paint their own portraits) which I could not separate from the idea of a romantic youth who had undergone some unique process of depreciation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Yet the time is so short since his depreciation began that as he saunters away, reluctant to leave the spot for some long months together, though he hates it, Richard himself may feel his own case as if it were a startling one.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • There was an air of toleration or depreciation about his utterance of these words that rather depressed me; and I was still looking sideways at his block of a face in search of any encouraging note to the text, when he said here we were at Barnard’s Inn.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Frederick had not (if he might use the expression) Power enough to see in any delicate little attentions and—and—Testimonials that he might under such circumstances receive, the goodness of human nature, the fine spirit animating the Collegians as a community, and at the same time no degradation to himself, and no depreciation of his claims as a gentleman.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Never to put one hand to anything, on which I could throw my whole self; and never to affect depreciation of my work, whatever it was; I find, now, to have been my golden rules.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But it would be unjust not to tell, that she never uttered a word in depreciation of Dorothea, keeping in religious remembrance the generosity which had come to her aid in the sharpest crisis of her life.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The speaker having folded his arms, and set in comfortably to address his depreciation of them Mails to any of the bystanders who would listen, several voices, out of pure sympathy with the sufferer, confirmed him; one voice saying to Clennam, ’They’re a public nuisance, them Mails, sir;’ another, ’I see one on ’cause pull up within half a inch of a boy, last night;’ another, ’I see one on ’cause go over a cat, sir—and it might have been your own mother;’ and all representing, by…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Mother, please say that I am to go," urged Letty, whose life was much checkered by resistance to her depreciation as a girl.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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