Usage examples for deprive

  1. After breakfast no effort was made to deprive the Baby of its liberty, but no attempt was made on his part to leave the wagon. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  2. Deprive me of their services, and I shall be obliged to abandon the production of books, and return to the labors of my profession- and they will be deprived of fame, while the public will be deprived of knowledge. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  3. They all came to bid me farewell: they wept, and they said to me: " Oh, master, do not deprive us of all hope of seeing you again. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  4. I am not willing to admit of a Fear that they will ever deprive me of this Comfort. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  5. Now suppose when you have fixed up everything and are waiting in joyful anticipation for the hour to arrive, you receive word from Brown, with apologies and a lame excuse, that he must deprive himself of the pleasure of going with you? – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  6. In any event, it was certain that no change whatever in the Government of Mexico which would deprive Paredes of power could be for the worse so far as the United States were concerned, while it was highly probable that any change must be for the better. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. The party was large- there were people from outside as well, but I had never seen a table long enough to deprive Lady Jane of a triumph. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  8. To the question, why ten precious weeks had been idly wasted without a single decree being achieved, the only answer would be, that the desire to deprive the Council of all independent action had led to the machine being cramped and fettered till it was brought to a standstill altogether. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  9. But to try him when conviction would deprive him of any of his personal rights- life, liberty, or property,- should be the work of a duly organized judicial body. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  10. I intended to force him down on one of the beds, and to deprive him of his life by mere strength of my hand- grip, but in this I did not succeed, for Grendel escaped from the hall. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  11. I know their hearts draw them now to their father, now to their mother, because they cannot make up their minds to deprive either of us permanently of the gift of their pure filial love. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  12. If there should be only that reason, therefore, you will not deprive me of the happiness of seeing you next Wednesday. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  13. If it wouldn't deprive you? – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  14. But it seems to be out of your power to deprive us of their kind influence; wherever you shine they fill all our hearts, and you are charming out of necessity, as the author of nature is good. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  15. " Do the traitors think," cried Wallace, " that by robbing Scotland of her annals and of that stone they really deprive her of her palladium? – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  16. Let us fall behind and seek an opportunity to deprive him of it. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  17. Amazement and delight at the sight of her beloved friend for a moment deprive Catharine of the power of speech, then terror for the safety of her friend takes the place of her joy at seeing her. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  18. But we have no wish to deprive him of his property; and the only end we aim at is to prove that he is not Miss Melville's cousin. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  19. Great as are the advantages we shall thus gain, we shall deprive our enemies of much greater. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius