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  • n. Plural form of privation.


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  • Until now, though, East Europe had a crucial advantage that the Soviets lacked: new governments that enjoyed genuine public support and an invigorating sense of national renaissance that made short-term privations tolerable.

    Falling Idols

  • Therefore the emigres arriving in the Government General will be millions -- millions without money, without clothes, without the possibility of earning a living, millions condemned to the hardest privations from the lowest possible conditions of life to famine.

    The Issues At Stake

  • We shall not have it for the seeking; it may exist in the midst of what men may call privations and sorrows; but it will exist in a very large sense and it will be ours.

    The Untroubled Mind

  • The memorandum which Lord John drew up, at the suggestion of Lord Lansdowne, describes in pithy and direct terms the privations of the soldiers, and the mortality amongst men and horses, which was directly due to hunger and neglect.

    Lord John Russell

  • When the battle was over and the privations were the same again as they had been, the disease returned with the same severity as before -- nay, even worse, and the soldiers fell into complete lethargy.

    Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812

  • While the formal concept, as an actual act or state of a mind, is always a “true positive thing inhering as a quality in the mind” (DM 2.1.1, 25, 65) and is thus always a singular or particular, the same is not always the case for the objective concept: we can conceive of mere “beings of reason” (such as privations), and of universals (such as

    Descartes' Theory of Ideas

  • And I say -- and I think we all say -- that anyone who grumbles about 'privations' in England deserves to know what real war means -- as the women of Belgium know it. "

    Back to Billabong

  • Mr. Adiga's eye for Mumbai and all its quirks and privations allows him to flood the book with acute depictions of the city's pulsing but bedraggled landscape, as well as memorable riffs on the weight and meaning of its past.

    A Mumbai of Wants

  • For the wrongfully convicted, these privations come with the knowledge that the punishment is undeserved.

    Locke Bowman: The Price of Injustice: Wrongfully Convicted Deserve Full Compensation

  • Gray's response was merely to talk about the privations that will be experienced by needy and vulnerable people; the same as those everywhere else in the UK, presumably.

    Labour needs to challenge Alex Salmond – and quickly | Kevin McKenna


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