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deprive

verb arrogate, attach, bereave, capture, commandeer, confiscate, convert, denude, despoil, disendow, disentitle, disherit, disinherit, disown, dispossess, disseize, distrain, divest, expropriate, extort, fleece, foreclose, impoverish, leave destitute, mulct, pauperize, rob, seize, sequester, sequestrate, steal, strip, take away, tear away, usurp, wrench, wrest
Associated concepts: deprivation of liberty, deprivation of property, deprivation of right, deprive of employment, deerive of life, deprived of liberty, deprived of substantial right
Foreign phrases: Privatio praesupponit habitum.A depriiation presupposes something possessed.
See also: abduct, ban, condemn, confiscate, demote, derogate, despoil, diminish, disfranchise, disinherit, dispossess, divest, exclude, fine, forbid, impress, keep, mulct, restrain
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If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written Constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution--certainly would if such a right were a vital one.
This, sirs," continued Dorothea, "is my story; it only remains to tell you that of all the attendants I took with me from my kingdom I have none left except this well-bearded squire, for all were drowned in a great tempest we encountered when in sight of port; and he and I came to land on a couple of planks as if by a miracle; and indeed the whole course of my life is a miracle and a mystery as you may have observed; and if I have been over minute in any respect or not as precise as I ought, let it be accounted for by what the licentiate said at the beginning of my tale, that constant and excessive troubles deprive the sufferers of their memory.
I do not deny that Anytus may, perhaps, kill him, or drive him into exile, or deprive him of civil rights; and he may imagine, and others may imagine, that he is inflicting a great injury upon him: but there I do not agree.
Say that you wish to live for the sake of your children--you want to bring them up and educate them--will you take them into Thessaly and deprive them of Athenian citizenship?
A scruple of this kind would deprive us of one of the principal advantages to be expected from union, and can only flow from a misapprehension of the nature of the provision itself.
It is only to be lamented that any of her citizens should wish to deprive her of the additional merit of displaying its full efficacy in the establishment of the comprehensive system now under her consideration.
Communism deprives no man of the power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the power to subjugate the labour of others by means of such appropriation.
Phileas Fogg paid the Indian with some banknotes which he extracted from the famous carpet-bag, a proceeding that seemed to deprive poor Passepartout of his vitals.
I had a foreboding that that stain would deprive me of nine-tenths of my personal dignity.
Why did you deprive yourself of the merit of doing so at once?
Do not deprive me of it, I pray you, but suffer me to keep it.