Examples of privation in a Sentence
The country has suffered through long periods of economic privation.
the constant privation of sleep was starting to affect my work
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In a country ravaged by years of privation and death, the Winstons’ brief tenure — fueled by black-market food and liquor — was distasteful.
Explanations have drawn on culture (the self-discipline of Confucianism), history (memories of privation) and public policy (flimsy social safety-nets forcing people to save).
Popular discontent had grown throughout the Tsar’s reign and increased sharply under the privations imposed by the war.
For those with little memory of the privations of the socialist system, and who had experienced the Gorbachev and Yeltsin period primarily as a time of political chaos and economic upheaval, such seemingly paradoxical positions made perfect sense.
Puerto Rico is still 100 percent without power, and residents are bracing for months of no electricity, food and water shortages, and more privation as the island reels from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria.
The pinch of privation is reflected more by the buildings that aren’t there.
This, more than anything, seemed to be a crystallization of the Carson philosophy of HUD: that privation would be solved by the power of positive thinking, that his own extraordinary rise was scalable and could be replicated millions of times over.
But amid that boom, the steel industry felt the privations of war.
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Origin and Etymology of privation
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Related Wordsabsence, dearth, lack, need, want; dispossession; denial, forfeit, forfeiture, penalty, sacrifice; bereavement; deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, poverty, scarcity, shortage
Near Antonymscontrol, ownership, possession; accumulation, acquiring, gain
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