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self-deprivation Line breaks: self-depriv¦ation

Definition of self-deprivation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Voluntary denial or suppression of one’s own interests or desires: a monastic life of severe self-deprivation
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  • Jainism is different than Hinduism or Buddhism in that it is not possible for a layman to attain Nirvana without strict self-deprivation.
  • She has experienced first-hand the mental and physical struggle the self-deprivation can introduce.
  • Eliot seems to have an unconscious horror of Maggie's plan of self-deprivation.

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