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 for Depriving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deprive \De*prive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest
     of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF.
     depriver. See Private.]
     1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
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              'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. --Shak.
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     2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from
        possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter
        object, usually preceded by of.
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              God hath deprived her of wisdom.      --Job xxxix.
                                                    17.
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              It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over
              himself.                              --Macaulay.
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     3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity,
        especially ecclesiastical.
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              A minister deprived for inconformity. --Bacon.
  
     Syn: To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.
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