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semi-starvation

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  • And this scale of wages, so determined, is so low that the mother and her three children can live only in positive beastliness and semi-starvation, till decay and death end their suffering.

    THE PRECARIOUSNESS OF LIFE

  • He pulled down his sleeve, a concrete instance of where chronic semi-starvation kills not, but stunts.

    THE HUNGER WAIL

  • During the Second World War, (and prior to the Helsinki Declaration) Ancel Keyes studied the effects of semi-starvation on healthy male conscientious objector volunteers in an attempt to understand the physiological and psychological implications of being undernourished, and the best way to rehabilitate famine victims after the war.

    Susan Yager: How NOT to Diet for the Next 100 Years

  • Edgar was as fascinated by contemporary vernacular fiction as Pearl had been at the start of her career, and for the same reason: It opened many doorways into the thinking of people of my own age in China, and taught me something of the conditions under which writers worked—in constant fear, mixed despair and hope, and nearly always semi-starvation.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • Near the end of their terms, there was nothing to be gained in not working them to death, including semi-starvation and medical neglect.

    Not only are they better capitalists, but better peacemakers too? « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Edgar was as fascinated by contemporary vernacular fiction as Pearl had been at the start of her career, and for the same reason: It opened many doorways into the thinking of people of my own age in China, and taught me something of the conditions under which writers worked—in constant fear, mixed despair and hope, and nearly always semi-starvation.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • But keep everyone in a perpetual state of semi-starvation and hopelessness, and the warlords (including the Taliban ones) remain the only employers in town.

    Ralph Lopez: The Real Story Behind Time's Afghan Woman Cover: American Complicity

  • And Beijing may not be entirely comfortable with the North Korean regime, which keeps its population in a state of freeze-frame semi-starvation, but China props it up nevertheless.

    A world with no one in charge

  • They are ordinary women who are bombarded with these highly manufactured images of "beauty" every day, and react either by feeling repulsive or trying out semi-starvation for themselves.

    Johann Hari: Why Have We Stopped Raging Against the Sick, Sick Fashion Industry?

  • Throughout the experience, they wear you down with sleep deprivation, semi-starvation, and blaring music, including Sesame Street songs around the clock.

    Ben Sherwood: Waterboarding 101: Inside the Secret School Where US Forces Learn to Survive Torture

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