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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deplore  \De*plore"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deplored};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Deploring}.]  [L.  deplorare;  de-  +  plorare  to  cry  out 
  wail,  lament;  prob.  akin  to  pluere  to  rain,  and  to  E.  flow: 
  cf  F.  d['e]plorer.  Cf  Flow.] 
  1.  To  feel  or  to  express  deep  and  poignant  grief  for  to 
  bewail;  to  lament;  to  mourn;  to  sorrow  over 
 
  To  find  her  or  forever  to  deplore  Her  loss 
  --Milton. 
 
  As  some  sad  turtle  his  lost  love  deplores.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  complain  of  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  regard  as  hopeless;  to  give  up  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Deplore},  {Mourn},  {Lament},  {Bewail},  {Bemoan}. 
 
  Usage:  Mourn  is  the  generic  term,  denoting  a  state  of  grief 
  or  sadness.  To  lament  is  to  express  grief  by  outcries, 
  and  denotes  an  earnest  and  strong  expression  of 
  sorrow.  To  deplore  marks  a  deeper  and  more  prolonged 
  emotion.  To  bewail  and  to  bemoan  are  appropriate  only 
  to  cases  of  poignant  distress,  in  which  the  grief 
  finds  utterance  either  in  wailing  or  in  moans  and 
  sobs.  A  man  laments  his  errors,  and  deplores  the  ruin 
  they  have  brought  on  his  family;  mothers  bewail  or 
  bemoan  the  loss  of  their  children. 




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