Definitions

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  • adverb In a deploring manner.

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  • adverb In a deploring manner.

Etymologies

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deploring +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I cried when I saw the close to two million people at the inauguration, and the many millions more watching the event in the country and around the world that this country who only a short time ago in the grand scheme of things, considered people of African descent less than human, in fact, most deploringly, were considered by many to be a sort of hairless ape or chimpanzee.

    ‘A Man Just Like All Of Us’

  • Mr. Tupman shook his head deploringly, Mr. Snodgrass drew forth his handkerchief, with undisguised emotion; and Mr. Winkle retired to the window, and sniffed aloud.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Mrs Chivery at once laid aside her work, rose up from her seat behind the counter, and deploringly shook her head.

    Little Dorrit

  • Mr Fledgeby shook his head deploringly at Twemlow, and mutely expressed in reference to the venerable figure standing before him with eyes upon the ground: ‘What a Monster of an Israelite this is!’

    Our Mutual Friend

  • He had always spoken deploringly of that spirit of lawlessness which had given the mountains a bad name.

    The Call of the Cumberlands

  • "It must be a very great evil," said Madge, deploringly.

    Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

  • There is a good deal said, rather deploringly, to-day, about the small families of the Americans.

    On Marriage And Divorce

  • Mr. Crisparkle's face falls, and he shakes his head deploringly.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • The little nobleman swayed deploringly in his chair.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The word was given to drive to her own house; rejoiced by which she called his attention deploringly to the condition of her horses, requesting him to say whether he could imagine them the best English, and confessing with regret, that she killed three sets a year -- loved them well, notwithstanding.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

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