As all people of quality are aware, youth is by nature a parlous state.
Previous reports had already demonstrated the parlous state of medical provision in the area.
We are told repeatedly that Shakespeare criticism is in a parlous state.
If this scenario occurs then Britain will be in a parlous state indeed.
It is true that civilization bears responsibility for the tree's parlous state.
But people with that kind of pedigree may be put off by the department's parlous state.
Gentlemen, I do believe that the country is in a most parlous state.
And more unemployment is the last thing the European economy needs in its present parlous state.
General concern about the parlous state of British film production was expressed throughout the 1920s.
By this point, Chelsea were in a parlous financial state and losing £12,000 a week.
Existing society he knew to be in a deplorable state.
The work is in a deplorable state of decay.
Hugo noticed the vegetable garden was in a deplorable state.
The small utility deck beneath the lounge was in a similar deplorable state.
This leaves the world's children in a deplorable state.
Wherever it was, she attracted his attention by her deplorable state.
His crew was in a deplorable state of nerves when they arrived there.
I would ask you to finally put a stop to this deplorable state of affairs.
But it would be hard for anyone to argue things were not in a deplorable state.
That was evident in such things as the deplorable state of the station.