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deny (one)self

To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
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justice delayed is justice denied

Justice served at a later time has as little impact as justice not being served at all. A: "We need to get this matter before a judge quickly." B: "Of course. Justice delayed is justice denied."
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deny (something) to (someone or something)

To keep one from doing, having, or accessing something. I would never deny a great opportunity to you! You should follow your dreams! They don't want to get divorced and deny a stable home to their children.
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deny someone or something to someone

to prevent someone from having someone or something. Would you deny her children to her after all these long months? I would not deny food to a starving man.
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Defendants deny the allegations of paragraph 5 of the Amended Complaint on the basis that they lack knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations contained therein.
The "Safety" (S5) sprints toward the first potential pass receiver on the sideline on the wide side of the court to deny the quick pass down that sideline.
CPSC Chairman Harold Stratton said he voted to deny the petition "after having considered several factors including the Commission's authority under the CPSA to promulgate such a rule, the broad and indefinite scope of the petition, the likely costs associated with product registration cards, the potential effectiveness of the proposed rule on recalls, and the need to consider product registration cards within the broader context of recall effectiveness.
As comprehensively discussed in the article "Ensuring Officer Integrity and Accountability" in the August 1998 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin,(11) this case represented a unanimous rejection by the Supreme Court of the idea that due process includes the right to falsely deny allegations of misconduct.
Even when HMOs don't deny benefits outright, long delays are typical.
From press reports, TEI understands that consideration is being given to a proposal to deny a business deduction for interest paid by corporations on income tax underpayments.
Girls may experience more shame after committing a transgression and thus be more likely to deny the act.
The new, ambiguous wording could be interpreted to mean that sexual orientation may be used "in part" to deny a person a security clearance.
Or, should a parish priest be required to single out certain groups of his congregation whom he knows--and usually other parishioners know full well--and deny Communion, for instance, to those who only come to Mass infrequently?
Mark Perry, 38, the firm's site manager, from Wigan and electrician Frederick Jones, 55, from Ormskirk also deny two counts of manslaughter and health and safety breaches.
A smattering of Catholic bishops across the nation, with the apparent approval of some Vatican officials, have joined this year's political fray by announcing they would deny communion to Catholic politicians, such as Democratic presidential candidate John F.
Most of the factors described in the procedure favored granting relief to Ruth, the mere fact that one or more negative factors existed was not enough to deny relief.
The district court denied the petition, finding that prison officials did not deny the prisoner due process by failing to compel witnesses to name a "certain offender" named in a tip regarding drug trafficking, nor by denying him permission to view security videos and other physical evidence.
You call time out and order them to deny the wings the ball.