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  • verb Present participle of deplore.


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  • In January 2004, the Tories and Lib Dems both voted against the tuition fee bill along with 72 Labour backbenchers, united in deploring a measure that broke with Britain's long-standing tradition of offering free public education.

    University fees are going to rise. They have to be fair to the poor

  • The House would also deeply sympathise with the Sovereign in deploring the vicissitudes to which a large and important portion of her subjects had been subjected, and in her admiration of the fortitude with which they had been sustained.

    Opening of Parliament

  • And yet the public opinion of this country was never more sincere, never more unanimous, in deploring the fall of a glorious edifice than it is at this moment in prospect of the rending in twain of the Constitution of the United States.

    The Secession Movement in America

  • The foreign secretary, William Hague, issued a statement "deploring" the loss of life.

    Israel accused of state terrorism after assault on flotilla carrying Gaza aid

  • Indeed, apart from some State Department statement "deploring" the violation of our sovereignty, I doubt the US government would cry any tears if the Russians snatched him.


  • Q Are you still waiting for a stronger declaration from the U.N., besides "deploring"?

    Press Briefing By Terzano And Johnson

  • Mr. Dixon told all the Homeric story of the conference, reciting the achievements of the champions, "deploring" this and applauding that.

    The Hill of Dreams

  • On July 9, the United Nations issued a statement "deploring" the sinking of a South Korean warship in March that killed 46 sailors.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • The Association of Sports Journalists in Togo (AJST) issued a statement "deploring" the writ and underlining its faith in Agboklou.

  • There are enough of these kinds of people that the issue a statement in 2003 "deploring" all attempts to "mislead and defraud the public" via such claims.

    Cocktail Party Physics


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