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To deprive oneself of something. I'm denying myself desserts right now, while I'm on this diet.
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.
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."
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.