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noun as in deprivation

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All too often, Americans have mobilized the concept of the public good to dispossess Indigenous peoples of their land and water.

She added, “No amount of canned foods and reused items dropped from planes can make up for the US military occupying our island, dispossessing Chamorus from our land, and poisoning our water for their war games.”

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So, what kind of redress might work best for this specific expression of Sunni marginalization and dispossession?

If you look at every place where there was a mass dispossession, there was first a massive campaign of dehumanization.

It wasn't the Holocaust survivors who planned the dispossession.

This, from a country that lives with its own ghosts of dispossession and displacement.

This is a strategy that will challenge the status quo—a now 64 year-old process of dispossession.

For one thing, it would involve the dispossession of that year's baby.

Dispossession of one race by another was the common practice of the times, and in a moral point of view was little thought of.

In the explicit accounts which survive there is no word of any dispossession of the druidic priests.

They had been kind enough to see to that, those pitying professional colleagues who had witnessed his dispossession.

There is a dispossession notice to be served hereabouts; a trespasser who must be put off from property that is not his.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dispossession, such as: denial, loss, privation, withdrawal, and deprival.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.