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noun as in deprivation

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If SpaceX or similar providers are willing, high-speed internet from the sky could be a powerful way to provide connectivity to people or populations suffering the privations of war or authoritarian government.

Women figure prominently in his account, if not as a cause of the revolution then for their innovative efforts to enforce the nonconsumption of British imports and later to support the Continental Army amid its privations.

Yoko Ono, another original member, endured terrible privations in wartime Japan.

This last man standing, in the case of both groups, will have to overcome a thousand dangers, face every kind of privation, perhaps migrate to other zones and even evade the hostility of humans.

Possible redemption comes in the form of Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a magician determined to save Ewa from a live of privation.

The distinctive horror of Joseph Heller's war is not body-crushing violence or stomach-squeezing privation.

We had escaped gloom and privation and would wake up in a place where food and warmth were available down the street.

She was delicate and unaccustomed to privation and discomfort—and the cottage had its disadvantages.

The poor fellow had so weakened his stomach by privation, that he died from eating a good meal given him by a kind friend.

One had lost all his little store of grain gathered from the gleaning, or bought by great privation for the winter's nourishment.

The memorial is of bronze, and tells a story of privation and suffering, but of glorious heroism, and victory even in death.

We reconciled ourselves as we might to this privation, and after dining proceeded onward.


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On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to privation, such as: hardship, destitution, disadvantage, indigence, lack, and necessity.

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