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privation
used in Oliver Twist

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lack of basic things needed to live in a satisfactory manner
  • Seated by the window, busily engaged in patching an old waistcoat which formed a portion of the robber's ordinary dress, was a female: so pale and reduced with watching and privation, that there would have been considerable difficulty in recognising her as the same Nancy who has already figured in this tale, but for the voice in which she replied to Mr. Sikes's question.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (7% in)

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