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Usage examples for deprivation

  1. You were willing to die, in order to save that man's life; and you can certainly summon fortitude to endure five years' deprivation of his society; sustained by the hope that having thereby purchased his security, you may yet reap the reward your heart demands, reunion with its worthless, degraded idol. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  2. She had no sentimental dispositions towards deprivation and wretchedness. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  3. Letter of 17 October 1933 17 October 1933 How much the Faith is in need of able and devoted souls like you who are ready to suffer every possible deprivation for its sake. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  4. His critical, cynical observation of her had determined that any filial affection she might have would be merged and lost in the greater deprivation of her position. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  5. Such a deprivation in his eyes would almost have seemed a sacrilege. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  6. Every coin may represent a sacrifice, a deprivation, and those who gave it freely, gave it to the blood. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  7. They come near to one another in moments of peril, deprivation, and self- sacrifice. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  8. When a choice was given him of two or three of the sees vacated by the deprivation of the nonjuring bishops, he declined the offer. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  9. This was indeed a deprivation, as the members of the club were to plan games for the party, but still it was an easier fate to bear than absence from the great event itself. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  10. If the worst should befall, how would his family submit to deprivation, perhaps even to penury? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. She dearly liked to watch the workmen when they came on the place, and she felt this was a deprivation which seemed unnecessary. – A Sweet Little Maid by Amy E. Blanchard
  12. I can only say this, though- that it has always weighed on my mind as a great and sore deprivation, this being shut out from knowing what others mean when they talk and write about art. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  13. And now, night after night, he revelled in the old pleasure, enhanced by so many months of deprivation. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  14. By writ of error, the case was brought to the Supreme Court of the United States, which, by a vote of six to three, ordered the decree of the state court vacated, on the ground that the statute as construed by the supreme court of the state was unconstitutional, as a deprivation of property without due process of law. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
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