Thursday, September 13, 2001
Definitions for privation
- An act or instance of depriving.
- The state of being deprived of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need.
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Citations for privation
The late Georges Bernanos complained that the isolated labor of writing deprived novelists of essential human contacts. This is, indeed, a bitter and painful privation, even if it is in some instances a temperamental preference of novelists.
The Carsons were more often poor than of modest means, and this privation shaped Rachel's opportunities and her personality from the outset.