• WordNet 3.6
    • v deprive take away
    • v deprive keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
    • v deprive take away possessions from someone "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
    • Deprive To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of. "God hath deprived her of wisdom.""It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself."
    • Deprive To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical. "A minister deprived for inconformity."
    • Deprive To take away; to put an end; to destroy. "'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deprive To take away; end; injure or destroy.
    • deprive To divest; strip; bereave: as, to deprive one of pain, of sight, of property, of children, etc.
    • deprive To divest of office; degrade. See deprivation, 3.
    • deprive To hinder from possessing or enjoying; debar; withhold.
    • deprive Synonyms To dispossess, strip, rob, despoil.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deprive de-prīv′ to take away from one his own: in take from: to dispossess: to degrade (a clergyman) from office: to bereave
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.”
  • Seneca
    “Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.”
  • Laurence J. Peter
    “Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.”
  • May Sarton
    “There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest of office; L. de-, + privare, to bereave, deprive: cf. OF. depriver,. See Private
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. deprivāre, to degrade—L. de, from, and privāre, to deprive—privus, one's own.


In literature:

I am inclined, in order to deprive them of all prospect of ever possessing it, to cede it to the United States.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
It deprives them, at once, of all disposition to sting, but it ought never to be used for such a purpose.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
A thousand accidents may, besides, contribute to deprive me of these brilliant, though useless objects.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
But indignation may well deprive you of speech!
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
That must have been a great deprivation.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Fortunately, the long journey had not deprived the brave steed of all his vigour.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
The war with America deprived her of her principal market.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Some deny this right, but they do not deny the right to deprive the murderer of his liberty.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
To deprive of commission, warrant, or rating, by court-martial.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
To have them clash would have been to deprive the State of their talents in the national councils.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall

In poetry:

The thorns that still my couch molest,
Have robb'd these heavy eyes of sleep;
But though deprived of tranquil rest,
I here at last am free to weep.
"Verses, On The Death Of The Same Lady" by Charlotte Smith
The mother of all loving wives
(Condemned unborn to many a tear)
Is fain to take his hand, and strives
In sorrow to be doubly dear—
But shame deprives.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Just think, if your lovers should dare
To rob your red lips of a kiss,
And for honey, find snuff hidden there,
'Twould deprive you of Love's sweetest bliss!
"To The Fair" by Anonymous Americas
My whole life is mine, but whoever says so
will deprive me, for it is infinite.
The ripple of water, the shade of the sky
are mine; it is still the same, my life.
"My Life" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Depriv'd of thee, at midnight's awful hour,
Oft have I listen'd to the angry wind;
While busy memory, with tyrant pow'r,
Would picture faded joys, or friends unkind.
"Invocation To Sleep" by Thomas Gent
So! I regret our busy citizens,
Who sun themselves day-long upon the quays,
Should be deprived of such a festival.
Your wager's lost--how am I moved by this?
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

But combining sleep deprivation with teens leads to extra problems because teens are prone to angst, depression, acute crises — and rash decisions.
The Sleep Deprivation Experiment & Blain's movie "reviews".
French speaking dogs, winged ferrets & more ALL a part of Blain McMurtree's Sleep Deprivation Experiment.
Couple charged with child deprivation .
A Hampton couple is in the Clayton County Jail, awaiting a first appearance hearing on multiple felonies related to alleged child deprivation , said police.
The Desperation-of- Deprivation Myth The West has incentivized non-productivity on an industrial scale.
Five ways sleep deprivation ruins your relationships.
Sleep deprivation sets people up for risky decision-making.
Apple Rumors, Digital Deprivation , Stoner Video Chat.
Dancing with Earthquakes The Effects Of Teen Sleep Deprivation By Rosana Clarkson Feb 28, 2010 - 11:49:35 PM.
Excess, deprivation mark state prisons.
The strange thing, most people who survived "the good old days " agree, is that while we were terribly deprived by modern standards, everyone seemed relatively content with life.
These estrangements are heartbreaking, not only because the grandparents lose out, but the grandchildren are deprived of a loving relationship.
Hathaway says 'Les Mis' made her feel deprived.
It started as a carnival for a city long-deprived of October Madness.

In science:

Altogether, the large energy content of the CIRB is not easily explained, unless the powerful infrared starburst phase is characterized by a stellar IMF somewhat deprived in low-mass stars.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
If a massive star is deprived of its hydrogen envelope during evolution, its carbon core is observed as a Wolf-Rayet star.
Why NS and BH mass distribition is bimodal?
The loop contributions thus violate general covariance, depriving thereby the notion of spacetime curvature of its absolute meaning, which is recovered only in the macroscopic limit N → ∞, where N is the number of elementary particles producing the given gravitational field.
General Covariance in Quantum Gravity
Once also the outer regions get deprived of their small grains, they too become optically thin and the entire IR excess drops down.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
In the 3-manifold case, we are deprived of this tool, and it seems difficult to say anything at all about a random element of T3 (n).
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds