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deplore

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeplorede‧plore /dɪˈplɔː $ -ˈplɔːr/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 DISAPPROVEto disapprove of something very strongly and criticize it severely, especially publicly 🔊 The UN deplored the invasion as a ‘violation of international law’.→ See Verb table
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deploreThe United Nations has issued a statement deploring the continued fighting.In New Historicism this awkwardness should not be deplored but seen as proof of the integrity of its methods.Significantly, this was in a review mostly concerned to deplore Eliot's influence on poetic style.Anyway, in the 1970s, there had been strong unions, and everything I deplored had happened in any event.But I welcomed the interruption, to the precise degree that Selina deplored it.But the statistics that she deplored showed what did happen.Second home owners often provide the easiest of targets for those who deplore the creeping urbanization of the countryside."The Times" deplored the film's violence.We deplore the use of violence against innocent people.
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Verb table
deplore
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydeplore
he, she, itdeplores
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeplored
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deplored
he, she, ithas deplored
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deplored
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deplore
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deplored
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