Example sentences for: deprive

How can you use “deprive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • By 1868, we had in place a clause in the Fourteenth Amendment that was unique in American constitutional history: no state could “deprive any person of the equal protection of the laws.”

  • Now such an agreement would probably provoke open rebellion, divide the House, and deprive the speaker of a working majority.

  • A requirement that the H-2A worker be physically present in the United States when the cause of action arises or the representation commences thus would deprive H-2A workers of representation on many of the most basic employment contract protections afforded by Congress, directly contrary to Congress' purpose.

  • For instance, the verb is used to mean "to deprive of vigor" in this sentence from a letter to the editor of the conservative Washington Times : "Bravo to Tony Snow for exposing the bobbi[t]ting of the GOP leadership when confronted with Democratic tirades."

  • But parents couldn't very well deprive their kids of gifts or seasonal merriment, and Hanukkah benefited from convenient timing.


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