Origin of privation
Examples from the Web for privation
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|DAILY BEAST
We had escaped gloom and privation and would wake up in a place where food and warmth were available down the street.
I can be to you nothing but a blight or burden, nothing but a source of privation and anguish.The Disowned, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She was delicate and unaccustomed to privation and discomfort—and the cottage had its disadvantages.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
From these considerations it is manifest that spiritual cold is the privation of spiritual heat.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
The term is also applied to the sensation and effects which this privation produces.
He was sick of the bareness and privation of all things connected with his venture, but was steeling himself to hold out.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for privation
Word Origin for privation
Word Origin and History for privation
mid-14c., "action of depriving," from Old French privacion and directly from Latin privationem (nominative privatio) "a taking away," noun of action from past participle stem of privare "deprive" (see private (adj.)). Meaning "want of life's comforts or of some necessity" is attested from 1790.