deprived deprived  /dɪ ˈpraɪvd/


  • (adj) marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences


  1. He is the first chief executive of this grand and good nation not to be melanin-deprived.
  2. The Yugoslav state security agency, UDBA, was cut back by 5,000 cops, and deprived of its power to interrogate suspects outside of court.
  3. We have parts of the world that are very deprived and parts of the world that are very rich.


  1. Hamas calls on Hezbollah to pull fighters out of Syria

    GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Monday urged Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria, where they are battling for President Bashar al-Assad, and focus on fighting Israel instead. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, was once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that at the time deprived the Syrian leader ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Reflections on My Father: Hard Work and Honesty

    As this Father's Day approaches, I've been thinking a lot about my own dad, and how blessed I was to have him in my life. I was born during the Depression; by today's standards, I guess you'd say we grew up in fairly deprived circumstances. I just didn't know it.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  3. Manteca, Ripon FFA does well at SJ Fair

    Future Farmers and 4-H members from Manteca and Ripon were obviously sleep deprived as they cared for their animals – from sheep to steers, swine and turkeys – at the San Joaquin County Fair Thursday morning. 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Manteca Bulletin


  1. "In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity," he said in June 2009, in the first presidential address in 136 years to a joint session of France's two houses of...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source:

  2. "I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of freedom," Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, said in a statement.
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Wayne LaPierre Source: New York Times

  3. To rolling laughter from the audience Obama noted how "the helicopter I have now seems perfectly adequate to me. Of course, I've never had a helicopter before. You know? Maybe, maybe I've been deprived and I didn't know it," Obama said.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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