(a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.
(1) We write to deplore the coalition's withdrawal of support from the hugely successful school sport partnerships (" Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet ", News).
(2) The standards committee report by a cross-party group of MPs said it "deplored" stings but would "not hesitate to act in such cases if wrongdoing had occurred".
(3) We deplore the proposal of the secretary of state Eric Pickles to “take over” the democratically elected council in Tower Hamlets ( Report , 5 November).
(4) In a decision described as deplorable by some, it emerged on Sunday that Athens had refused to endorse an EU statement criticising the crackdown on activists and dissidents under the Chinese president, Xi Jinping .
(5) While deplorable and to a degree self-defeating, this insouciant defiance also makes a grim kind of sense, both historically and reinforced by recent events.
(6) "The way ministers have sought to blame civil servants in the Department for Transport before any of the facts have been established has been deplorable, but sadly not out of character," said Mark Serwotka, the PCS general secretary.
(7) Deplores the continuing flows of mercenaries into the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and calls upon all Member States to comply strictly with their obligations under paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011) to prevent the provision of armed mercenary personnel to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Ban on flights 17.
(8) It’s a sign there is an utter ruthlessness and depravity about this movement which is hideous and sickening and deplorable.
(9) Those who deplore Ed Miliband for taking money from Unite, or deplore David Cameron for taking money from millionaires, should support the alternative.” On Saturday Labour’s leader Ed Miliband accused the government of turning a blind eye to the financial affairs of the rich, and claimed the revelations over the industrial scale of tax avoidance at HSBC in Switzerland crystallised a “deeply divisive injustice”.
(10) She depicted Burkhardt's attitude and response as "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
(11) The unprecedented rise in the cost of living and the deplorable state of hospitals have put the people in the exact position that Museveni and his cronies want them to be – a place where many are too worried about their next meal to care about abstract political ideas and rights.
(12) He deplored permissivism, and was not frightened of being quoted to that effect; he was a member of the British Catholic Stage Guild, and served as its vice-president for some time.
(13) From Reuters: "The secretary general said in a statement he was surprised this deplorable crime would happen during the visit of a team of international investigators with the United Nations who are already tasked with investigating chemical weapons use," the official news agency Mena said.
(14) They are Americans, and they deserve your respect.” The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, echoed Pence in a statement, saying: “The truly deplorable thing in this race is the shameful level of condescension and disrespect Hillary Clinton is showing to her fellow citizens.” Trump, per his habit, initially responded on Twitter .
(15) This deficit model is invoked to explain the commonly deplored typically male behavioral and attitudinal characteristics.
(16) Because, as Rafael Behr so astutely observed recently , when immigration minister Mark Harper's rhetoric, in justifying this deplorable campaign, strays in the same breath on to immigration in general putting "pressure on our infrastructure", the distinction between legal and illegal immigrant is lost.
(17) On Twitter on Saturday, the longtime Trump confidante and former Nixon operative Roger Stone embraced the “deplorables” phrase , sharing a meme that grouped supporters of the Republican nominee, including the InfoWars.com host Alex Jones , in a takeoff of the action movie The Expendables.
(18) Errors of famous scientists in the younger past are deplorable.
(19) "There is no consistency in the outlook of the Nigerian maniacs: they use weapons produced by the very capitalist system they claim to deplore, for instance.
(20) Under pressure from Leveson, Gove did agree that both phone hacking and bribery or corruption of officials were to be deplored.
(n.) Coming by good luck or favorable chance; bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain; presaging happiness; auspicious; as, a fortunate event; a fortunate concurrence of circumstances; a fortunate investment.
(n.) Receiving same unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts; favored with good forune; lucky.
(1) However, the City focused on the improvement in the fortunes of its Irish business, Ulster bank, and its new mini bad bank which led to a 1.8% rise in the shares to 368p.
(2) I suppose he’ll have to go to QPR.” Lampard released a statement confirming his departure from Chelsea that read: “When I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy sharing in so much success.
(3) Diana of the sapphire eyes was rated more perfect than Botticelli's Venus and attracted Bryan Guinness, heir to the brewing fortune, as soon as she was out in society.
(4) Pointing out that “the army has its own fortune teller”, he sounds less than happy at the state of affairs: “The country is run by superstition.” Weerasethakul is in a relatively fortunate position, in that his arcane films are not exactly populist and don’t depend on the mainstream Thai film industry for funding, but he has become cast as a significant voice of dissent in a difficult time .
(5) Jeremain Lens, signed from Dynamo Kyiv, was fortunate to escape dismissal for a second yellow card, while Yann M’Vila, on loan from Rubin Kazan, followed his headbutt in the reserves by raising arms to Graham Dorrans during an unpunished, but unwise, bout of push ’n’ shove.
(6) Buffett’s fortune was briefly boosted by another $5.7bn purely on his personal stake in Kraft Heinz, whose shares rose 10%, while Unilever shares rose 13.4% to a record high.
(7) Instead this is contaminating the police and policing.” “In addition, it’s costing an absolute fortune where we have £50m being spent one case alone, ie Stakeknife,” he said, referring to the investigation into Freddie Scappaticci, who infiltrated the IRA and became head of its spy-catching unit.
(8) FWA chairman Andy Dunn said: "Those members who have been fortunate enough to be working at a match involving Luis Suárez have witnessed an astonishing talent first-hand.
(9) In a recent article , Martin Jacques comments on how New Labour, which built its fortunes on "there being no alternative", is now being forced into the humiliating circumstances of having to find one.
(10) Unfortunately for New Mexico State, and fortunately for everyone who had work the next day, there would be no double overtime.
(11) We’ve both inherited our great good fortune through no skills or talents of our own.
(12) The association of a multiple-vessel disease with an extensive fibrous plaque is a syndrome that is highly sensitive but fortunately little specific in predicting severe arrhythmia during exercise tests.
(13) An analysis of the IQs for heavier and lighter birthweight twins suggests that the main effect of the identical twin transfusion syndrome is to lower the IQ of the lighter birthweight twin, rather than to raise the IQ of the more fortunate partner or to influence the IQ of both members.
(14) The price for applying thrombolytic therapy includes the risk of severe bleeding (about 5%) but, fortunately, mortality as a result of bleeding has been rare (less than or equal to 0.5%).
(15) Her home in nearby Burrowbridge just about escaped flooding but she spends four days a week doing volunteer work for those who were not so fortunate.
(16) The outcome of the illness was fortunate, as acute renal failure could be avoided.
(17) Some were less fortunate, but panic has given way to a Balkan pride and resilience.
(18) Yet many or all of the Fortune 500 companies are offering same-sex couples domestic partner benefits that are much more progressive than current legislation,” McLane adds.
(19) A 19-year-old girl with a long-standing history of kyphoscoliosis misdiagnosed as idiopathic was offered corrective surgery on several occasions but fortunately refused, since neurological examination later found evidence of mild dystonic posturing in the neck and right leg.
(20) Ian Livingstone is not all that keen on being photographed near the life-sized model of Lara Croft in his study – even though he was largely responsible for launching her on the world nearly 20 years ago, and the heroine of the Tomb Raider video games, comics and films helped to make his fortune.