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Word: privation

Definition: lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive


Sentences Containing 'privation'

After weeks of privation and suffering, people still cling to their houses and leave only when there is not room between the water and the ceiling to build a scaffold on which to stand.
I observed, upon that closer opportunity of observation, that she was worn and haggard, and that her sunken eyes expressed privation and endurance.
Major Drewery (Douglass Dumbrille), the garrison commander, is scornful of Bradford as a soldier and does not take his advice, so the pursuit falls ever further behind the rebels, who are themselves fighting thirst, privation, and the unforgiving terrain.
Muther observes that there is "still something academic in the figures, which do not seem to be sufficiently weakened by privation, disease, and the struggle with death".
Nations, on the contrary, which, like Holland and Hamburgh, are composed chiefly of merchants, artificers, and manufacturers, can grow rich only through parsimony and privation.
So long as society insists upon keeping on hand such stores of inflammable material in the form of large sections of the working class steeped in privation and misery, it must expect, from time to time, what follows from the touch of flame to tinder.
Some argue that this privation of nationality and citizenship does not square with their contribution to the national economic efforts, and thus to economic growth.
These poor people could never travel when they were slaves; so they make up for the privation now.

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