One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of depriving someone of land, property, or other possessions.‘the global impact of poverty and dispossession’‘reparation for the victims of land dispossession’
- ‘He calls attention to the way in which racism against blacks is intertwined with economic dispossession.’
- ‘The results have been traumatic: poverty, cultural dislocation, dispossession, and disease have taken a deadly toll.’
- ‘The dispossession of the peasantry gave landlords a golden opportunity to amalgamate small plots into large farms.’
- ‘Dispossession was further compounded by discriminatory legislation designed to control the native Catholic population.’
- ‘Together, they have survived displacement, prejudice, and dispossession, but at a cost to their humanity.’
- ‘Faulkner's novels dealing with race and slavery return again and again to the concerns and dispossession of white male characters.’
- ‘There is the structural violence of coerced theft and dispossession imposed by landlords.’
- ‘Seven of his relatives were threatened with or suffered dispossession, and he organized purchases for some of the latter.’
- ‘So the freedom of many white Americans depended on the dispossession of this other people.’
- ‘The approach to colonization varied significantly from one region to the next, some areas experiencing a harsher kind of dispossession than others.’
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