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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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But the big majority fall in that range often deprecatingly described as average.
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).
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.
12) He wrote deprecatingly to Ted Sanderson of "The Brute" in November 1907: "I send you an Yankee [Mag.
The term "boy bands" refers, somewhat deprecatingly, to manufactured young-male singing groups with roots in R&B, from the Jackson Five to the Backstreet Boys.
Or should we say that the husband had always represented some sort of possibility for the narrator, who once defended him in front of his wife when she deprecatingly declared that her husband was "a dog"?