deprecatory


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This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory shrug.
With a deprecatory laugh, he explained why he had come.
Spenlow, settling his chin in his cravat and rubbing it softly, went over the items with a deprecatory air - as if it were all Jorkins's doing - and handed it back to Tiffey with a bland sigh.
I'm very much obliged--' he was stammering, when the butler raised a deprecatory hand.
He always asked if the patient wanted anything, and when the latter replied that he only wanted to be left in peace, he would turn away obediently and make for the door on tip-toe, with deprecatory gestures to imply that he had only just looked in, that he would not speak a word, and would go away and not intrude again; which did not prevent him from reappearing in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour.
Not at all," he answered, with a deprecatory wave of the hand.
Whatever it is that moves President Duterte to flaunt his deprecatory attitude toward women, he should keep it between him and his doctor until they find a cure for it.
He really seems to have fun mouthing the dialogues that is self deprecatory and laden with expletives.
6) Women are expected to avoid the deprecatory pronouns, such as ore and boku, and to exhibit a good demeanor.
Dr Lou Catania and Dr Jimmy Bartlett hosted one of the Special Sessions in the 1,700-seater auditorium and Dr Catania opened with a deprecatory, "The only thing worse than an old man reminiscing is two old men reminiscing.
Public figures can offer themselves as the target of deprecatory humor in order to demonstrate a good sense of humor (Chang & Gruner, 1981; Hackman, 1988).
A very popular British singer called Lonnie Donegan made a cover version which started with an amusing, short, monologue about the battle and, partly because of the self deprecatory humour for which we are famous, it was a huge hit.