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deprecate

To make invalid or obsolete by removing or flagging the item. When commands or statements in a language are planned for deletion in future releases of the compiler or rendering engine, they are said to be deprecated. Programmers should begin to remove them from the source code in subsequent revisions of their programs. See flagging and nugatory.
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Keggs shook his head deprecatingly, as one who, realizing his limitations, declines to attempt to probe the hidden sources of human actions.
'Well, what could we do?' replied he, deprecatingly. - 'We meant it in kindness - we couldn't bear to see the poor fellow so miserable:- and besides, he was such a damper upon us, sitting there silent and glum, when he was under the threefold influence - of the loss of his sweetheart, the loss of his fortune, and the reaction of the lost night's debauch; whereas, when he had something in him, if he was not merry himself, he was an unfailing source of merriment to us.
"I tried--I tried my best, indeed I did, Rebecca," said Amelia deprecatingly, "but I couldn't forget--"; and she finished the sentence by looking up at the portrait.
Hollywood was a highlight, as was his closing track Someone To Love, which Capaldi deprecatingly referred to as his "one hit wonder".
Because, says Moody deprecatingly, "this is white man's country."
Four years ago, Ahmed Al-Kadi, head of the recently formed renewable division AK Solar, within Al Hamad Engineering, made his first foray into the renewable energy sector "on a trial and error basis" he says, deprecatingly.
There was a time when the Germans in foreign lands adapted as quickly as possible to foreign customs and thinking and thought deprecatingly of their old home.
His main point with respect to the first play is that rebellion, particularly class struggle, is deprecatingly painted in the play in the language of flora and fauna: "the association of rebels and malcontents of one sort or another with flora and fauna is repeatedly enforced throughout the play" (51).
Richard Coe, sitting on the other side of Helen, looked at her and said, "Did you show Bob your opal?" She raised her hand deprecatingly. Coe said that one jeweler had said it was worth a quarter million dollars.
Thus, mana, which Wheelwright comments deprecatingly upon as "the childlike perspective" (63) is the vital force in nature; it is "at once the urgency and the expression ...
And speaking for himself, he self- deprecatingly says: " I may be the most immature man aroundC* As for women, they are usually 10 years more mentally matured than men at any age.