Usage examples for privation

  1. But between the awful blank of total privation of vision, and the temporary blank of vision merely veiled, there lies the widest difference. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  2. But this is no privation in The Desert, however necessary elsewhere. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  3. And if either of 'em has got to face trouble and privation, why she is the one that stands ready to face 'em. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  4. After leaving this fertile district for the barren uplands, the question of food and fuel became very serious; but it was overcome by ingenuity and patience, though occasional times of privation had to be faced, as, for instance, when only very small roots were found for the cooking of corn and meat. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  5. Convents are naturally very frequently scenes of possession- the inmates are either troubled by bitter remorse for sins which have led them to seek refuge in a holy place, where they cannot find peace, or they succumb to the rigor of severe discipline and are unable to endure the constant privation of food or sleep. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  6. Of these two modes of increasing wealth, the last must be preferred, since it produces the same effect without the privation and diminution of enjoyments, which can never fail to accompany the first mode. – On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation by David Ricardo
  7. This was the privation he inflicted; the other was the privation he bore. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  8. We have gone without more than to have no coffee, and this is not privation. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. His privation had two faces, and the face it had turned to him on the occasion of his last attempt to cultivate that friendship was the one he could look at least. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  10. It was too late to bear the privation with a good grace. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. The small- pox had not been severe- only severe enough to take a feeble life from the midst of privation, and the expression of his face was lovely. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  12. These surroundings, although she was treated much on a footing of equality by the family, were a severe privation for Mary, who was anxious to develop her mind, and to whom spiritual needs were ever above physical. – Mrs. Shelley by Lucy M. Rossetti
  13. It may be annihilation, or it may be, under the name of eternal punishment, a negative evil, being the privation of the highest kind of happiness. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. Note well that the ultimate cause of the farmers' privation lies in the exchange of food for pieces of paper, and that subsidies are mere bait to prepare for plunder. – Down-with-the-Cities by Nakashima, Tadashi
  15. Probably he never had been robust, and it was only too plain that privation had robbed him of what little strength he had ever had. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  16. Ordinarily I believe that I have as high a spirit as the average man, and as solid a resolution; but when one has been dragged through the Valley of Humiliation, and plunged, again and again, into the Waters of Bitterness and Privation, a man can be constrained to a course of action of which, in his happier moments, he would have deemed himself incapable. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  17. In compensation for the few minutes he had spent with Grace Coulthurst, Hetty Leger must drag out months of privation and peril. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  18. From these considerations it is manifest that spiritual cold is the privation of spiritual heat. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  19. The men of the sixteenth century must have been stronger than ourselves, or they could hardly have endured such pain and privation. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. The poor man is conscious of nothing but privation and suffering. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin