They will return to a nobler life if we teach them to bear privations.
To accept privations is a moral virtue.
"People could do with fewer material gadgets and a sterner discipline of privations," said Eugene Lawson eagerly.
Privations have worn the nerves and temper of the people.
We began to hate them for every meal they swallowed, for every small pleasure they enjoyed, for one man’s new shirt, for another’s wife’s hat, for an outing with their family, for a paint job on their house-it was taken from us, it was paid for by our privations, our denials, our hunger.
"Privations strengthen a people’s spirit," wrote Bertram Scudder, "and forge the fine steel of social discipline.
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The blockade is causing widespread privation.
She grew up in a world of stillbirths and privation.