The fast of the Ninth of Av is not intended to decry only past pain (though that too) but present political misdeeds.
Woodson went on to decry those “corrupt” black politicians who were responsible for this as “moral traitors.”
One may say this is a good thing, this Protestantization of Catholicism, or one may decry it as a bad thing.
He can decry the quality of the jailhouse food and complain that his broken dentures were slow in being replaced.
But these salvos created an opening for Huckabee and other conservatives to decry an attack on religious freedom.
Self-interest, which it is the fashion among Christians to decry in words, while adhering to it strictly in action.
How often, prythee, have you been in these playhouses which you are so ready to decry?'
I've heard you decry these snapshot, rapid-transit, tunnel divorces many a time.
To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner.
His work confined him to a few frontier States and Territories, and hence he was a very convenient person to ridicule and decry.