Alexander McQueen, the fashion designer who committed suicide last week at the age of 40, understood this—and he deplored it.
Wilde deplored American commercialism and vulgarity, but he admired American simplicity and decency.
But the level of anti-American grievance Obama observed and deplored in 2008-2009 has not abated.
On his death-bed he deplored the impending fate of his country, which he alone could see.
These losses are much to be deplored, sir, but we must look 'em in the face.'
She conversed unreservedly; deplored the war, and wished it over.
She had deplored the decline of churches; her own, she said, was barely half full.
I lay on my bed and deplored with many a sigh that bitter fact.
I deplored—that I might remind him of it—my absence from Madrid at the time.
There was no sun, a circumstance which Mab deplored, but for which Merefleet was profoundly grateful.
1550s, "to give up as hopeless," from French déplorer (13c.), from Latin deplorare "deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + plorare "weep, cry out." Meaning "to regret deeply" is from 1560s. Related: Deplored; deploring.