Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a manner to be deplored; lamentably; miserably: as, manners are deplorably corrupt.
- adv. in a deplorable manner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a deplorable manner.
- adv. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
- deplorable + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Is there some dynamic at work wherein the Scamosphere calls forth the scam-baiters to do good deeds, in response to bad deeds by scammers, but then the very doing of the deeds somehow draws forth a kind of deplorably vicious joy in inflicting psychic injury?”
“The Conservatives have blundered into the delicate and antiquated architecture of British police governance in a deplorably foolish way.”
“Just look at the deplorably racist CD distributed at the RNC against the black & Hispanic communities.”
“In a seminal piece of writing, and a turning point in American journalism, Upton Sinclair exposed the atrocities of the meat-packing industry, which constituted a threat to public health, an extreme danger to the workers in the industry, and deplorably cruel treatment of animals.”
“All other restaurant food we have had in Oaxaca and we have eaten out many times in that town, has been deplorably mediocre to awful.”
“And not only has it failed in its management, but it has failed deplorably, ignobly, horribly.”
“His deceptively artless comedy, usually based on his role as "The Gump", a downtrodden, sad faced little man in a battered cap and a deplorably ill-fitting suit, concealed immense technical skill, superb comic timing, and a sharp business mind.”
“Ms. Palin, you are a nice person with a beautiful family, but your political viewpoints are deplorably disastrous.”
“Jeff Short, a former NOAA official who now works for the ocean advocacy group Oceana, said Hayward's comments dismissing reports of sub-surface oil came "right out of the playbook for Exxon and the Exxon Valdez saga -- which is to say all the right things in public and act deplorably in private.”
“But finding a fatter, low-risk return is getting to be as rare as ferreting out that proverbial needle in the haystack in this deplorably low, near zero interest-rate environment.”
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