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- That can seem like a loss of regard for others’ feelings, as if we had become more self-centred, the ‘me-generation’ in Tom Wolfe's deprecatory phrase.
- No doubt, the Government's somewhat dismissive and deprecatory attitude towards those opposed to ratification succeeded in turning off a big section of the electorate.
- During the meeting the President spoke in deprecatory terms of the model course of school drill now practised in our schools.
- The ‘fastest girl in town’ label accentuates and casts a deprecatory shadow onto her racial otherness, and she eventually leaves Ruby.
- If someone angers me, I can cite my antagonist's deprecatory tone; if someone makes me jealous, I can point to his poaching on my emotional property.
- The book is surely demeaning, and for the Germans the main character conjures up a familiar and deprecatory stereotype.
- In my more than two years of writing on the web, I have had enough deprecatory e-mails from readers who do not share my high opinion of the man.
- The tone is deprecatory throughout, and 30 cartoons, many of which are full page, reinforce the ridicule and derision.
- These criticisms of his theological proposal should not in any way be interpreted as deprecatory of the project in hand.
- He is a tremendous comic when he wants to be, as well as arrogant and deprecatory, with humor, when he feels that it is appropriate.
- Other ranking officers have also made deprecatory and abusive comments about the defence minister at international meetings.
- So the concept of the tourist as a nuisance and a parasite upon his host country did not take long to establish and the word was almost from the beginning used in a deprecatory sense.
- These terms attached a deprecatory image to the person so identified.
- It was while defending himself that he was alleged to have made deprecatory remarks about the leader.
- The end of the eulogy abandons the apparently deprecatory mythological images.
- ‘Hey, listen’, I said, with a wry self - deprecatory shake of the head, ‘You don't want to hear a superannuated sociologist propounding half - baked theories.
- The beauty of our homegrown varieties of eccentricity is in the triumph of a poised, moderate balance, coupled with a dose of thoroughly deprecatory satire.
- He compèred for the corporation and the bands submitted to interviews with him and made the right deprecatory noises.
- He met each interviewer on deck with a deprecatory smile, and the hat pushed back on his head.
- Composing himself, he turned to the girl again with a deprecatory smile. But no smile answered him from her set face.
- And he smiled with a feeble and deprecatory smile.
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