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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • He had borne with the public prison, and with privations of all sorts; still, by degrees nature, or rather custom, had prevailed, and he suffered from being naked, dirty, and hungry.
  • Then a strange reaction took place; he who had just abandoned 5,000,000 endeavored to save the 50,000 francs he had left, and sooner than give them up he resolved to enter again upon a life of privation—he was deluded by the hopefulness that is a premonition of madness.
  • M. d’Epinay, to whom I had promised the interest of this sum, shall receive it, even if I endure the most cruel privations."

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

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