(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.
(adv.) In a greedy manner.
(1) At home they greedily chug down a quart of amped-up babyccino .
(2) The expenses affair of 2009 fed the impression – mostly unfair – that MPs were in it only for themselves, greedily lining their pockets.
(3) Marco Reus sprints on to it, gallops through on goal like a rugby player greedily accepting an interception and flicks the ball past Joe Hart and into the bottom left-hand corner.
(4) Now that the party's over, all of those must-watch Heat games, some greedily picked up by networks betting the streak would continue, have reverted back to pumpkins.
(5) "My memories of WC2006 are of countless speculative attempts by Lampard and Ballack to greedily try a solo master-blaster into the net," recalls Laurence Welford.
(6) Blood is splashed across his website and featured, for example, in a recent cartoon of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who was pictured as a green, wraith-like creature drinking greedily from an oversized cup labelled "children's blood".
(7) Rudin in Turgenev’s eponymous novel desperately wants to surrender himself “completely, greedily, utterly” to something; he ends up dead on a Parisian barricade in 1848, having sacrificed himself to a cause he doesn’t fully believe in.
(8) Blood is splashed across his website and featured, for example, in a recent cartoon of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who was pictured as a green, wraith-like creature drinking greedily from an oversized cup labelled "Children's Blood".
(9) Lisicki leads 4-2 and she's eyeing up the first set greedily now.
(10) Let us together set our sights on a Britain where three out of four families own their home, where owning shares is as common as having a car, where families have a degree of independence their forefathers could only dream about.” Anyone under the age of 45 is now much less likely to be a homeowner than people of the same age 25 years ago Two years later the writer Neal Ascherson wrote a prescient column in the Observer that he recalls as “the most popular column I ever wrote … It was greedily read by the yuppie generation – and then fiercely denounced for being wrong.” Foreseeing that soaring house prices meant that London’s middle-class young would inherit many millions when their parents died, Ascherson predicted an “explosion of liquid wealth that would create instant and colossal inequality”: a society with an upper class rich enough to maintain servants, in a “court city” drained of industry that had reverted to the production of luxurious baubles.
(11) My uncle is eyeing the girl's backside greedily: – My dear boy, have you seen that waitress – nice, uh?
(12) Not when Italy had accumulated 35 shots, compared to England's nine, and greedily kept 64% of possession.
(13) The red fluid is splashed across his website and featured, for example, in a recent cartoon of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who was pictured as a green, wraith-like creature drinking greedily from an oversized cup labelled "Children's Blood".
(14) Formby wrote: "In claiming that our union members may consider Unite to be too political – straight from the Eric Pickles textbook where union membership should only be a workplace transaction – Dugher, those greedily sought rightwing headlines in the bag, exposed a seriously poor grasp of the drive, collectivism and democracy that serve our movement proudly.