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deprecate
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • "I know, I know," said Lydgate, deprecatingly.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (30% in)
  • "No, no, dear, no," said Dorothea, putting up her hand with careless deprecation.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (5% in)
  • "I am no judge of these things," said Dorothea, not coldly, but with an eager deprecation of the appeal to her.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (64% in)
  • For my part I have some fellow-feeling with Dr. Sprague: one's self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property which it is very unpleasant to find deprecated.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (33% in)
  • It is that you will let me know, deliberately, whether, in case of my death, you will carry out my wishes: whether you will avoid doing what I should deprecate, and apply yourself to do what I should desire.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (46% in)
  • But Mr. Bulstrode had to-night followed the order of his emotions; he entertained no doubt that the opportunity for restitution had come, and he had an overpowering impulse towards the penitential expression by which he was deprecating chastisement.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (86% in)
  • "No," said Caleb, lifting his hand deprecatingly; "I am ready to believe better, when better is proved.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (62% in)
  • Instead of his loud tormenting mood, he showed an intense, vague terror, and seemed to deprecate Bulstrode's anger, because the money was all gone—he had been robbed—it had half of it been taken from him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (64% in)
  • On the offer of the food ordered by Lydgate, which he refused, and the denial of other things which he demanded, he seemed to concentrate all his terror on Bulstrode, imploringly deprecating his anger, his revenge on him by starvation, and declaring with strong oaths that he had never told any mortal a word against him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (70% in)
  • He was full of timid care for his wife, not only because he deprecated any harshness of judgment from her, but because he felt a deep distress at the sight of her suffering.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (94% in)

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