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He will continue the work he does for underprivileged members of society. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Were you from a privileged or underprivileged background? Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)He came from an underprivileged background. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I am not claiming to come from a poor or underprivileged background in any way. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This seems a little crazy to me since you can't have people who are underprivileged without having people who are privileged. Christianity Today (2000)Your position in society - Were you from a privileged or underprivileged background? 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)It is responsible for introducing more than 700,000 youngsters to the game, many of them from underprivileged backgrounds. The Sun (2009)The revival of interest in religion is not confined to the poor and underprivileged, who make up more than 50 per cent of their countries anyway. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)
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