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deprecate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
to diminish or treat something as unimportant or of low quality; or to express disapproval
  • Thus far the Judge's countenance had expressed mild forbearance,—grave and almost gentle deprecation of his cousin's unbecoming violence,—free and Christian-like forgiveness of the wrong inflicted by her words.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (58% in)
  • Miss Hepzibah, by secluding herself from society, has lost all true relation with it, and is, in fact, dead; although she galvanizes herself into a semblance of life, and stands behind her counter, afflicting the world with a greatly-to-be-deprecated scowl.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (46% in)

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