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Definition strong regret or disapproval
  • We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners.
deplore = strongly disapprove of or regret
  • I deplore this hostile action
  • Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • deplore = strongly regret
  • as evil as the Deplorable Word
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • deplorable = strongly disapproved of
  • The deplorable part of it was that Lazarus followed him.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • deplorable = very bad or regrettable
  • You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • deplore = strongly disapprove of
  • Bitterly did he deplore a deficiency which now he could scarcely comprehend to have been possible.
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park
  • At the same time, one must deplore the ramification of organizations, Mrs.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  Night and Day
  • The physician shook his head, leaving it doubtful whether he meant to reply in the negative or to deplore considerations of that nature.
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • "Oh," cried Eugenie, "you are a bad physiognomist, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me."
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Don't be too ready to deplore my sad condition, sir
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Two Destinies
  • It's the contemplation of this sort of thing, that makes me deplore my fate in being a bachelor.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • you who so lately, when you supposed yourself safe, exulted over my calamity, have now reason to deplore a similar misfortune.
    Aesop  --  Fables
  • As though he deplored their taste in clothes.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Certainly many Northern cities deplored what was going on in the South.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • His letters expressed how much he deplored it.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • He was exploring the Arrakis landscape in a one-man groundcar one hot afternoon when he stumbled onto a deplorably common scene.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • " "Yes," Lee said from the doorway, "and he deplored it.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He said he deplored money.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES

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