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I suppose it is the way with all men and women who reach middle age without the clear perception that life never can be thoroughly joyous: under the vague dullness of the grey hours, dissatisfaction seeks a definite object, and finds it in the privation of an untried good.
He then led the gardener to the cave, and having shown him the treasure stored up there, said how happy it made him that Heaven should in this way reward his kind host's many virtues and compensate him for the privations of many years.
Then a strange reaction took place; he who had just abandoned 5,000,000 endeavored to save the 50,000 francs he had left, and sooner than give them up he resolved to enter again upon a life of privation -- he was deluded by the hopefulness that is a premonition of madness.
We say that that is capable of some particular faculty or possession has suffered privation when the faculty or possession in question is in no way present in that in which, and at the time at which, it should naturally be present.
No toil, no danger, no privation can turn the trapper from his pursuit.
The interest and admiration excited in Miss Henly, would compensate me for almost any privation or hardship that man could undergo.
They sat without a fire; but that was a privation familiar even to Fanny, and she suffered the less because reminded by it of the East room.
The place suggested a convent with the modern improvements--an asylum in which privacy, though unbroken, might be not quite identical with privation, and meditation, though monotonous, might be of a cheerful cast.
His father returned a negative, and then for the first time it occurred to Angel that her pride had stood in her way, and that she had suffered privation.
For five days of cold and suffering and privation we traversed the rough and frozen way which lies at the foot of the ice-barrier.
There he heard of the death of Richardson, who had succumbed to fatigue and privation.
Now he could go on with courage; and what did hardship matter, privation, and disappointment, if he arrived at last?