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deplore
used in 1776

3 uses
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Definition
strongly dislike or regret
  • Even more deplorable was the prospect of "shedding British blood by British hands."
    p. 12.9
  • The day's orders from Sullivan deplored the disorder and unsoldierly behavior displayed in the camps on the eve of battle.
    p. 161.2
  • On this march [through New Jersey] we looked upon a deplorable sight.
    p. 260.7

There are no more uses of "deplore" in 1776.

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