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We deplore the government’s treatment of political prisoners.
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  • We deplore the government’s treatment of political prisoners.
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • as evil as the Deplorable Word
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • The deplorable part of it was that Lazarus followed him.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game

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  • You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • How could she accost Will like she did, when what she’s doing is just as deplorable, if not worse?
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • And when you have finished the work that we’ve given you, we will press the execute button and your deplorable stewardship of this planet will come to an end."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • I mean; the array of misdeeds carried out while these officials were being paid by you, the citizenry, is not only deplorable, not only unacceptable, but also unnecessary.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Eavesdropping is a deplorable habit, but I have developed worse ones since.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Since some 15,000 people were jammed into an area meant to house 5,000, at most, the sanitation system was deplorably inadequate.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "Sometimes," he said, "I rue and deplore the day I married a social worker."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • By far the greatest travesty was the public library established on the island by a concerned group of citizens who thought it deplorable that the island did not have a library of its own.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was just that I possessed small wit or patience for scientific abstractions, and this was something I think I deplored in myself as much as I envied the capacious and catholic range of Nathan’s mind.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It’s deplorable!
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • All in all, the Baudelaire orphans had encountered catastrophe after catastrophe, and Violet found their situation lamentably deplorable, a phrase which here means "it was not at all enjoyable."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • It thrilled me, deplorably, when people mistook Hobie for my parent.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I took a tour of the Capital Valley once, and I must say, the Red villages are simply deplorable.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The hall was at present occupied by two deplorably sober men and their highly indignant wives.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • In her view, people, even if they had behaved deplorably in life, deserved a modicum of dignity in death.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The result of that battle had been deplorable.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Then you feel quite sure that it was your misfortune he deplored?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He denounced the deplorable state of American architecture and the unprincipled eclecticism of its practitioners.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He bitterly deplored the false pride which led his friend to a conduct so little worthy of the affection that united them.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Everything that one does seems, no matter how right it may be, to bring on the very thing which is most to be deplored.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Its deplorable peculiarity was, that it was the faintness of solitude and disuse.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It is deplorable ignorance of his character, child, and nothing else, which makes that dream enter your head.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I deplore this modern habit of calling one’s parents by their first names.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • And his deplorable habit of being bold after the event, and full, in absence, of the most extraordinary presence of mind.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • We cannot live without it, yet I confess I deplore the necessity of consorting with our long-fingered friends.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He was performing now what is called a Schreierei—a consummate exhibition of passionate shouting—warning the crowd to be watchful, to be vigilant, to seek out and destroy the evil machinations plotting to infect the motherland with its deplorable ways.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The final chapter contained a sketch with suggestions as to how this deplorable situation could be remedied.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It was not that these two loving mentors deplored Scarlett’s high spirits, vivacity and charm.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The pathos of this deplorable figure, with its innocent vanity and consequential air, touches Pickering, who has already straightened himself in the presence of Mrs. Pearce.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • I told him, too, that he being in other things such an extremely sensible and sagacious savage, it pained me, very badly pained me, to see him now so deplorably foolish about this ridiculous Ramadan of his.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She laughed at Arobin’s pretensions, and deplored Mrs. Highcamp’s ignorance.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • And finally, as if to emphasize their emergence from academia into the world, they dressed and spoke with what one senior mathematician called "a deplorable excess of personality."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Villona, with immense respect, began to discover to the mildly surprised Englishman the beauties of the English madrigal, deploring the loss of old instruments.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • And how I resented the offhand manner in which the captain had extended his deplorable invitation!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Certainly many Northern cities deplored what was going on in the South.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • To Sergeant Towser, who deplored violence and waste with equal aversion, it seemed like such an abhorrent extravagance to fly Mudd all the way across the ocean just to have him blown into bits over Orvieto less than two hours after he arrived.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In this ship were passengers, a youth, his mother, and a maid-servant, who were in a most deplorable condition for want of food.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Though we may deplore and condemn such actions from a humane point of view, we still have to acknowledge their unconditional, relentless and irrevocable nature.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • It always happens so in this vale of tears, there is an inevitability about such things which we can only wonder at, deplore, and bear as we best can.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Mrs. Corney shook her head mournfully, as if deploring the mental blindness of those paupers who did not know it; and thrusting a silver spoon (private property) into the inmost recesses of a two-ounce tin tea-caddy, proceeded to make the tea.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The results of such fanciful hatred are often most disappointing, and of all humans the English are in this respect the most deplorable milksops.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • We can bide our time, we can keep our thoughts in our hearts, deploring maybe evils done by the way, but approving the high and ultimate purpose: Knowledge, Rule, Order; all the things that we have so far striven in vain to accomplish, hindered rather than helped by our weak or idle friends.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • That was evident in such things as the deplorable state of the station.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • As for my mother, when we had carried her up to the hamlet, a little cold water and salts and that soon brought her back again, and she was none the worse for her terror, though she still continued to deplore the balance of the money.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • She examined the philosopher’s deplorable doublet attentively.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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