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privation
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Moby Dick
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  • For not only would they meet with all the sympathies of sailors, but likewise with all the peculiar congenialities arising from a common pursuit and mutually shared privations and perils.
  • Forty years of continual whaling! forty years of privation, and peril, and storm-time! forty years on the pitiless sea! for forty years has Ahab forsaken the peaceful land, for forty years to make war on the horrors of the deep!

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  • The blockade is causing widespread privation.
  • She grew up in a world of stillbirths and privation.

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