necessities of life

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But those who surrendered, while remaining in the same pitiful plight, would be on a lower level to claim a share in the necessities of life. The French did not need to be informed of the fact that half the prisoners- with whom the Russians did not know what to do- perished of cold and hunger despite their captors' desire to save them; they felt that it could not be otherwise.
"I am too happy to go wherever Julia go es," Cecilia answered warmly; "I was thinking of you, dear." Her tender nature, shrinking from the hard necessities of life, shrank from the cruelly-close prospect of parting.
I know of a case on a large plantation in the South in which a young white man, the son of the former owner of the estate, has become so reduced in purse and self-control by reason of drink that he is a pitiable creature; and yet, notwithstanding the poverty of the coloured people themselves on this plantation, they have for years supplied this young white man with the necessities of life. One sends him a little coffee or sugar, another a little meat, and so on.
And then, as Jurgis came out from this meeting, some one handed him a paper which he carried home with him and read; and so he became acquainted with the "Appeal to Reason." About twelve years previously a Colorado real-estate speculator had made up his mind that it was wrong to gamble in the necessities of life of human beings: and so he had retired and begun the publication of a Socialist weekly.
“It was a season of scarcity; the necessities of life commanded a high price in Europe, and were greedily sought after by the speculators.
Such a view would have been wrong there and then, and would, of course, be still more wrong now and in England; for as man moves northward the material necessities of life become of more vital importance, and our society is infinitely more complex, and displays far greater extremes of luxury and pauperism than any society of the antique world.
The assistant commissioner said the district administration was committed to providing basic necessities of life to masses at their doorsteps.
He apprised the Danish Foreign Minister of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines, and complete communications blackout.
But sadly, the disabled can be seen in every street in order to get a little money to buy something for eating, leave alone education, healthcare facilities, job opportunities and other basic necessities of life.
But the people of Makran Division in which Gwadar port is situated lacks basic necessities of life such as clean drinking water, good educational institutions and adequate healthcare facilities.
Its important not to forget the human face behind these eye watering sums families pushed into hardship paying for the basic necessities of life, ripped off by profiteers and failed by regulators.
QUETTA -- The Spokesperson of Balochistan Government, Liaquat Shahwani said, the provincial government under the leadership of Jam Kamal is taking prudent measures to ensure provision of basic necessities of life to the people at their doorstep.