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- Our situation, indeed, was sufficiently deplorable. - "Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863", Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle.
- He watched the deplorable objects passing on the pavement. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- The deplorable image of the Don making confession became present to his mind. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.