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- Countess Anna asks of Count Treurenberg, in a rather depreciative tone, just before they reach their gondola. - "Countess Erika's Apprenticeship", Ossip Schubin.
- Miguel noticed that the depreciative tone in which la intendenta always spoke of her husband had increased to an alarming degree; in the inflection of her voice could be perceived not only scorn, but even hatred. - "Maximina", Armando Palacio ValdÃ©s.
- His tone was depreciative enough. - "Maximina", Armando Palacio ValdÃ©s.