One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I do not intend these critical remarks to be in any way depreciative of his efforts to shed light on the evolution of ciliary bands in the Spiralia.’
- ‘Of potential value to modern readers, for instance, are his misgivings, expressed for the most part in shorter essays, about democratic government and his mildly depreciative view of the United States.’
- ‘Their artistry - I'm tempted to call it craftsmanship, but I'm afraid that would seem depreciative - is borne out of their love of the art.’
- ‘His comparison should not be merely understood as a depreciative assessment of a woman's approach to scholarly and artistic production.’
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