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privation
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
lack of basic things needed to live in a satisfactory manner
  • 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.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (12% in)
  • 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!
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (73% in)

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