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ration
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

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Definition
verb:  to restrict the amount of something each person can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage, or when more is wanted than is available

or:

noun:  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
  • Camp officials stole the rations, and the captives wasted away.
    p. 167.6
rations = a fixed portion of food for each person
  • The rations dwindled.
    p. 156.8
  • Unloading ration trucks, captives saw nutritious fare, but it was never served to them, because the Japanese were stealing it.
    p. 156.8
  • The rations weren't nearly enough, and he was plagued by diarrhea.
    p. 157.0
  • Rations were slashed.
    p. 165.6
  • Rations were meager and of terrible quality and nutritive value.
    p. 177.2
  • For unenslaved officers and men too sick to work, rations were halved.
    p. 177.4
  • He looked for the corporal through morning roll call, farting at the emperor, and forcing down rations.
    p. 179.1
  • The one good thing about being an officer in Omori was the exemption from slave labor, though at the painful cost of half the ration.
    p. 179.2
  • On a late October day in 1944, Louie pushed a wheelbarrow into Tokyo, joining a guard to pick up rations.
    p. 183.1
  • The Naoetsu rations—mostly seaweed—didn't help him.
    p. 202.0
  • And because they were working, the officers were granted full rations.
    p. 202.9
  • Though rations were dwindling as Japan's fortunes fell, a full bowl of seaweed was better than half a bowl of seaweed.
    p. 202.9
  • He would now be the only officer trapped in camp with the Bird all day, and his rations would be halved.
    p. 205.9
  • To get his rations restored, he had to find work he could do on one leg.
    p. 205.9
  • He'd get full rations, but there was a catch: he'd have to use his bare hands to clean the sty.
    p. 206.1
  • With the import of the new POWs, the population had more than doubled, but the rations hadn't.
    p. 209.9
  • Now the rations were still smaller, usually nothing but seaweed.
    p. 209.9
  • They were told their rations and supplies of heating fuel would be cut more in winter, and might be discontinued.
    p. 209.9
  • Louie was back on half rations.
    p. 212.7
  • Limping, ill, and starved, he pleaded with the Bird for work to get full rations.
    p. 212.8
  • Japanese trucks soon arrived, and out came rations, biscuits, and canned fruit.
    p. 226.7
  • Finding a table stacked with K rations—meal boxes for servicemen—he crammed several under his shirt, ignoring an attendant who tried to assure him that no one would starve him anymore.
    p. 233.7

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