Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being deplorable; misery; wretchedness; a miserable state.
- n. The state or quality of being deplorable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. State of being deplorable.
“I am incited to the penning of these memoirs only by a desire to divert my mind from the deplorableness of my situation, and a faint idea that posterity may by their means be induced to render me a justice which my contemporaries refuse.”
“To my wishes, at the bottom of the stairs, he met the doctor, who, it seems, proportioned the length of his visage to the deplorableness of the case, and from him Mr. Evelyn took his answer.”
“He was sensible of the deplorableness of my condition, and chid himself for the negligence of which he had already been guilty.”
“He humbly expostulates with God concerning the present deplorableness of their case, v. 19.”
“Deplorable though prejudice may be, its deplorableness is a moral, not a linguistic issue, and the author's proselytizing in behalf of liberty, freedom, and a number of other desirable features of life, though expressive, is inappropriate in a work purporting to deal with language.”
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