lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life: His life of privation began to affect his health.
an instance of this.
the act of depriving.
the state of being deprived.
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How to use privation in a sentence
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.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through May 14) | Singularity Hub Staff | May 14, 2022 | Singularity Hub
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.An expanded perspective, and a controversial claim, on America’s revolution | Jack Rakove | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
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.Our Most Effective Weapon Is Imagination - Issue 99: Universality | Guido Tonelli | April 29, 2021 | Nautilus
Possible redemption comes in the form of Orlando (Jeremy Renner), a magician determined to save Ewa from a live of privation.Cannes Diary: James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant,’ Starring Marion Cotillard, Shines | Richard Porton | May 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The poor fellow had so weakened his stomach by privation, that he died from eating a good meal given him by a kind friend.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
One had lost all his little store of grain gathered from the gleaning, or bought by great privation for the winter's nourishment.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
The memorial is of bronze, and tells a story of privation and suffering, but of glorious heroism, and victory even in death.St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878 | Various
We reconciled ourselves as we might to this privation, and after dining proceeded onward.
British Dictionary definitions for privation
loss or lack of the necessities of life, such as food and shelter
hardship resulting from this
the state of being deprived
logic obsolete the absence from an object of what ordinarily or naturally belongs to such objects
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