The girl was deprecatory
at one moment, appealing to Robert.
He was certainly not more than thirty, and the elderly mate, with a murmur to me of "That's my old man," proceeded to give instances of the natural unhandiness of the ship in a sort of deprecatory
tone, as if to say, "You mustn't think I bear a grudge against her for that."
But he is manifestly afraid of my displeasure; and if at one time he tries my patience by his unreasonable exactions, and fretful complaints and reproaches, at another he depresses me by his abject submission and deprecatory
self-abasement when he fears he has gone too far.
It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory
and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
With a deprecatory
grunt, the jackal again complied.
The Prince raised his hand a little--a deprecatory
He had just got home from a trip to the store at Carmody, and he sheepishly produced a small parcel from his pocket and handed it to Anne, with a deprecatory
look at Marilla.
My laugh sounded deprecatory
. Nobody but a friend could be so angry as that.
'I think perhaps,' he said, 'we had better all be thinking of going to bed.' And he smiled with a feeble and deprecatory
"You rear like a frightened colt, because I use a word to which your Christianity ascribes a deprecatory
He used to nod many times to her and smile when she came in, and utter inarticulate deprecatory
moans when she was going away.
Those of Mr and Mrs Quilp, however, were an exception to the general rule; the remarks which they occasioned being limited to a long soliloquy on the part of the gentleman, with perhaps a few deprecatory
observations from the lady, not extending beyond a trembling monosyllable uttered at long intervals, and in a very submissive and humble tone.