deprive (one) of (something)

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deprive (one) of (something)

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

to take something away from someone. If you don't behave, I will deprive you of your driving rights. They deprived themselves of a good time by pouting.
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deprive of

To keep someone from possessing or enjoying something; take something away from someone: The war had deprived the refugees of a normal childhood.
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This imprudent step (tho' we were sensible that it would probably deprive us of that fortune which Philippa had ever taught us to expect) could not on our own accounts, excite from our exalted minds a single sigh; yet fearfull lest it might prove a source of endless misery to the deluded Bride, our trembling Sensibility was greatly affected when we were first informed of the Event.
Are you not ashamed to deprive us of your charming wife?
A scruple of this kind would deprive us of one of the principal advantages to be expected from union, and can only flow from a misapprehension of the nature of the provision itself.
We have so far held several protests and conveyed our reservations to the relevant officials but it seems that they all and even the CM is adamant to deprive us of our fertile land,' he said.
We do not want anyone to reward us, we are doing our duty, but at least don't deprive us of our rights," head of the cooperative Laura al-Sinn said.
Yet we encourage Ravinia and the New York Symphony to deprive us of his musical genius because of unrelated misbehavior.
It only goes to deprive us of our constitutional rights under the name of 'protection'.
Taking back our decision making TAKING back our country means just that, making our own decisions, to suggest this is racist is just misleading and trying to deprive us of our rights.
The west, he said, was attacking our values and civilization and wanted to deprive us of our faith and ideology.
We are now flooded with cheap and even unsafe imports that deprive us of our jobs, which further increase our poverty.
All these three phenomena in our lives undermine our independence, want to deprive us of the future as well as prospects for economic development," he noted.
Hassan said that the court has rejected our writ and now the government cannot deprive us of our right to a peaceful protest on The Mall Road.
Now they are asking us to stay in a federation which will eventually deprive us of all independence - political, judicial and social.
NNA - Former President Michel Sleiman considered Saturday that "boycotting of the Parliament's presidential electoral sessions denotes turning against the Constitution," adding that "if two thirds quorum shall deprive us of presidency, then let it be half plus one quorum instead.
He said that education is our basic right and nobody can deprive us of it.