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They had betaken themselves to their work; I, less to divert my mind than to deprecate conversation, had provided myself with a book.
Men have looked away from themselves and at things so long that they have come to esteem the religious, learned and civil institutions as guards of property, and they deprecate assaults on these, because they feel them to be assaults on property.
Don't be trying to deprecate the value of the lot, Mr.
I learned, from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues and to deprecate the vices of mankind.
Beside it burglary was a bagatelle, but one to deprecate none the less.
But while her ingenuous disposition freely admitted the superiority of the strangers over the less brilliant attractions of the Dahcotah maidens, she had seen no reason to deprecate their advantages.