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used in Atlas Shrugged

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lack of basic things needed to live in a satisfactory manner
  • They will return to a nobler life if we teach them to bear privations.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (21% in)
  • To accept privations is a moral virtue.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (75% in)
  • "Privations strengthen a people's spirit," wrote Bertram Scudder, "and forge the fine steel of social discipline.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (7% in)
  • 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.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (27% in)
  • "People could do with fewer material gadgets and a sterner discipline of privations," said Eugene Lawson eagerly.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (72% in)
  • Privations have worn the nerves and temper of the people.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (2% in)

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