"Only a small escape passage," he said deprecatingly as the Hawk crouched, gun ready, his eyes on the suspected place in the wall.
"After all, if he is satisfied," begins Gertrude, deprecatingly.
“I am afraid you will believe me less than ever,” said Andrew deprecatingly.
"It is very full already, M. Valgrand," said Charlot deprecatingly.
"Only in these little domestic matters," said Rhoda, deprecatingly.
"It was just another crazy thought, I guess," Jed said deprecatingly.
Prescott said he thought he would push on, and the man looked at him deprecatingly.
"That is putting it a heap rough," deprecatingly declared the man.
"Ye'll not be hard upon him, madam," said the old doctor, deprecatingly.
"If the Señorita is pleased, old Benita is happy," she said deprecatingly.
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.