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used in Gone with the Wind

9 uses
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to restrict the amount of something people can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage


a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
  • The Confederates were on scant rations and practically without drugs or bandages for their own sick and wounded.
    2.16 (88% in)
  • The high-pitched, childish voice answered "Yas'm," and there were sounds of footsteps going out the back way toward the smokehouse where Ellen would ration out the food to the home-coming hands.
    1.1 (31% in)
  • But for all their apparent insouciance in the face of falling shells and shorter rations, for all their ignoring the Yankees, barely half a mile away, and for all their boundless confidence in the ragged line of gray men in the rifle pits, there pulsed, just below the skin of Atlanta, a wild uncertainty over what the next day would bring.
    3.19 (17% in)
  • But, if you are on short rations, just tell me so plainly and—
    3.26 (67% in)
  • "Daytime is enough like a nightmare without my dreaming things," she thought desperately and began hoarding her daily ration to eat it just before she went to sleep.
    3.28 (29% in)
  • The troop had added their ration of parched corn and side meat to the supper of dried peas, stewed dried apples and peanuts which Mammy set before them and they declared it was the best meal they had had in months.
    3.28 (37% in)
  • The soldiers mixed their ration of corn meal with water, and salt too when they could get it, wrapped the thick paste about their ramrods and roasted the mess over camp fires.
    3.28 (42% in)
  • Four years of half-starvation, four years of rations which were coarse or green or half-putrefied, had done its work with them and every soldier who stopped at Tara was either just recovering or was actively suffering from it.
    3.30 (6% in)
  • She'd just have to see to it that the convicts got their proper rations in the future.
    4.44 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "ration" in Gone with the Wind.

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