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privation
used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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Definition
lack of basic things needed to live in a satisfactory manner
  • Even the small privations of clothing and food did not annoy her, so happy was she to be in the world again.
    2.12 (6% in)
  • Despite privation and hardships, despite food speculators and kindred scourges, despite death and sickness and suffering which had now left their mark on nearly every family, the South was again saying "One more victory and the war is over," saying it with even more happy assurance than in the summer before.
    2.14 (0% in)
  • The people of the town were suffering hardship, privation, sickness and death as severely as the rest of the Confederacy; but Atlanta, the city, had gained rather than lost as a result of the war.
    2.16 (33% in)
  • It was the thought of Sherman's thousands so close to Tara that brought it all home to her, brought the full horror of the war to her as no sound of siege guns shattering windowpanes, no privations of food and clothing and no endless rows of dying men had done.
    3.20 (75% in)
  • She had not been sustained through privations, the sickening duties of nursing, the fears of the siege and the hunger of the last few months by the fanatic glow which made all these things endurable to others, if only the Cause prospered.
    3.29 (22% in)
  • Their losses had been her losses, their privations her privations, their problems her same problems.
    4.35 (88% in)
  • Their losses had been her losses, their privations her privations, their problems her same problems.
    4.35 (88% in)
  • They didn't know of her struggles, her privations, all the things that made this great house and pretty clothes and silver and receptions worth having.
    5.60 (81% in)

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