hardly used as to provisions

jinxnao

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turkey turkish
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Hi , there is passage in the robinson crusoe

http://books.google.com.tr/books?id...age&q="hardly used as to provisions "&f=false

So what is said here??

I examined all the literature but failure...

T

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The gentlewoman and her son, and this maid, were first hardly used, as to provisions, and at last wholly neglected and starved; that it to say, brought to the last extremity of hunger.
(Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe) >>
 
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  • Biffo

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    English - England
    This is archaic English.

    They were deprived of food.

    provisions - food

    hardly - badly, they suffered hard times

    used - treated (by other people or by fate)

    as to - with regard to
     
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