References in classic literature ?
It is that you will let me know, deliberately, whether, in case of my death, you will carry out my wishes: whether you will avoid doing what I should deprecate, and apply yourself to do what I should desire.
They had betaken themselves to their work; I, less to divert my mind than to deprecate conversation, had provided myself with a book.
Don't be trying to deprecate the value of the lot, Mr.