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Word: privation

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


Sentences Containing 'privation'

These poor people could never travel when they were slaves; so they make up for the privation now.
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.
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.
I observed, upon that closer opportunity of observation, that she was worn and haggard, and that her sunken eyes expressed privation and endurance.

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