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Usage examples for privation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The poor man is conscious of nothing but privation and suffering. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  4. This was the privation he inflicted; the other was the privation he bore. – The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. It was too late to bear the privation with a good grace. – Scenes and Characters by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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