'You are the best of creatures - no, I beg your pardon!' for the Doctor made a gesture of deprecation
, 'I must say before your face, as I always say behind your back, you are the best of creatures; but of course you don't - now do you?
This only could it be - this only till he recognised, with his advance, that what made the face dim was the pair of raised hands that covered it and in which, so far from being offered in defiance, it was buried, as for dark deprecation
. So Brydon, before him, took him in; with every fact of him now, in the higher light, hard and acute - his planted stillness, his vivid truth, his grizzled bent head and white masking hands, his queer actuality of evening-dress, of dangling double eye-glass, of gleaming silk lappet and white linen, of pearl button and gold watch-guard and polished shoe.
My companion waved his hand in contemptuous deprecation
'Hem!' said Squeers, as if in mild deprecation
of this outbreak.
He pursued his theme, however, without noticing my deprecation
. "This very day I shall take you in the carriage to Millcote, and you must choose some dresses for yourself.
I with leave of speech implor'd, And humble deprecation
But now " He shrugged his shoulders in humorous deprecation
of the state of things which he had himself done so much to produce.
They solved all their problems successfully, including those of knowing none of the people they didn't wish to, and of finding plenty of occupation in a society supposed to be meagrely provided with resources for that body which Vogelstein was to hear invoked, again and again, with the mixture of desire and of deprecation
that might have attended the mention of a secret vice, under the name of a leisure-class.