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indigent


We serve meals and provide shelter for the indigent.
  so poor as to lack basic necessities like food and shelter; or people in that condition
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  • We serve meals and provide shelter for the indigent.
  • to see what the fat lazy doctor would do about an indigent baby with a scorpion bite.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • The indigent sick of this city and its environs, without regard to sex, age, or color, who require surgical or medical treatment ... shall be received into the hospital without charge.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • They tend to adopt personas invisible to society: the gray-suited man on the train; the indigent begging for spare coins; just faces in the crowd.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • It fascinated me that someone thought there might be some violent, armed resistance to the scheduled execution of an indigent black man.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Bernice existed on Social Security disability benefits, food stamps, and the prescription drugs provided to her by TennCare, the state’s noble but misguided effort at providing health care to indigents.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • An indigent looking wood receives us.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The knocking was probably a curious tourist or indigent.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • To salve his loneliness in the years after the accident, he started unofficially "adopting" indigent Okinawan boys and girls, eventually taking fourteen of them under his wing, paying for the oldest to attend medical school in Philadelphia and another to study medicine in Japan.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Rochester might probably win that noble lady’s love, if he chose to strive for it; is it likely he would waste a serious thought on this indigent and insignificant plebeian?’
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • As his factory was a centre, a new quarter, in which there were a good many indigent families, rose rapidly around him; he established there a free dispensary.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Times had changed, money was scarce, but nothing had altered the rule of Southern life that families always made room gladly for indigent or unmarried female relatives.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I know that the small amount he possesses is to go to an institution for indigent old workpeople.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • Subsequently, Edward VI. caused the old Priory to be properly repaired, and founded within it that noble establishment called the Bluecoat School, or Christ’s Hospital, for the EDUCATION and maintenance of orphans and the children of indigent persons ….
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • One of his favored spots was the paupers’ cemetery, exposed to the sun and the rain on an indigent hill, where turkey buzzards dozed and the music achieved a supernatural resonance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I had the two requirements, being indigent and a citizen.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • To Joia, the problem wasn’t that Deo got upset at the way patents on drugs, for instance, left the indigent sick of black Africa bereft of modern medicine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She had not spirits to notice her in more than a few repulsive looks, but she felt her as a spy, and an intruder, and an indigent niece, and everything most odious.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The first could be an indigent looking for a few dollars and know nothing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • There were questions from his infectious disease fellow at the Brigham, and from a doctor in Boston who had been consulting him on the care of an indigent hiv patient, and from favorite medical students.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • South African law does not guarantee a defendant the right to legal representation, and thousands upon thousands of indigent men and women went to prison every year for lack of such representation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Had he been born into a lowly family, Moody might have spent his life like Tehran’s uncounted indigents, existing in a tiny makeshift hut constructed of scavenged building materials, reduced to begging for odd jobs and handouts.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • …by the authorities for the consumption of the central figure of the tragedy who was in capital spirits when prepared for death and evinced the keenest interest in the proceedings from beginning to end but he, with an abnegation rare in these our times, rose nobly to the occasion and expressed the dying wish (immediately acceded to) that the meal should be divided in aliquot parts among the members of the sick and indigent roomkeepers’ association as a token of his regard and esteem.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had visited the houses of the poor in the various districts of London, and had found them destitute of the slightest vestige of a muffin, which there appeared too much reason to believe some of these indigent persons did not taste from year’s end to year’s end.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • But all here were free from such impertinence, not only those whose company is in all other places esteemed a favour from their equality of fortune, but even those whose indigent circumstances make such an eleemosynary abode convenient to them, and who are therefore less welcome to a great man’s table because they stand in need of it.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • They were a society of indigents subsisting without heat, lights or water.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Everyone from escaped prisoners to indigent laborers and war deserters drank their share.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The figure in shadows was an indigent, an old man in worn-out clothes, one of the homeless in a land of so much plenty.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • In those places where the rich and powerful are assembled together the weak and the indigent feel themselves oppressed by their inferior condition.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • They were hardworking women, most of them supporting indigent husbands or brothers, and they laughed rather bitterly at having stirred the boy to such fervid and florid inventions.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul’s Case
  • Poverty to him was an abstract, distant concept, applicable to the tenants at Tres Marias and the indigent patients his brother Jaime helped; he had never had any direct contact with it himself.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • People swarming in, cities doubling and trebling in numbers of inhabitants, while the fiscal guardians groan over the increasing weight of improvements and the need to care for a large new spate of indigents.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • was a merely systematic evil in which the participating doctors had no part, I set down in cold print, with facts and figures, the inhuman collusion of doctors and hospital administrations—the kind of collusion which results in thousands of deaths per week throughout this country: Negroes left to die in hospital waitingrooms, indigents not admitted or inadequately treated, outpatient cases not followed up because of bills unpaid at discharge.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I finally told him I was one of the Indigents.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • CHAPTER 12 — Welcome to the Indigent Ward
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • And as Howard Jones once wrote, "Hopkins, with its large indigent black population, had no dearth of clinical material."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • At first glance they, indeed, appeared to be part of the swelling army of indigent homeless, yet there was something different about them, a sense of purpose, perhaps.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He said, "The faults of women, of children, of the feeble, the indigent, and the ignorant, are the fault of the husbands, the fathers, the masters, the strong, the rich, and the wise."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Welcome to the indigent ward!
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • —THE EXCELLENCE OF MISFORTUNE CHAPTER I. MARIUS INDIGENT Life became hard for Marius.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In his youth, the ritual of the tolling bells had been included in the price of the funeral and was denied only to the indigent.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Would it not be better for the American to overlook his indiscretion if his clinic serviced the indigent?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • We’re trying to help the poor and do something about indigent defense and the fact that people don’t get the legal help they need.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • They describe you as indigent expatriates, totally without funds, whom I generously treat at my clinic without charge.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Detention of indigent patients — imprisonment, really — wasn’t exactly the fault of the new Hutu-led government.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • And there was the loneliness he’d often felt in New York, the loneliness of feeling that only he understood the plight of the indigent sick back where he came from, the loneliness of feeling that he understood something vital that no one else around him could fully understand.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Have you not indigent persons?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Be an honest man yourself; remain Monsieur le Maire; remain honorable and honored; enrich the town; nourish the indigent; rear the orphan; live happy, virtuous, and admired; and, during this time, while you are here in the midst of joy and light, there will be a man who will wear your red blouse, who will bear your name in ignominy, and who will drag your chain in the galleys.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The disastrous influence which popular authority may sometimes exercise upon the finances of a State was very clearly seen in some of the democratic republics of antiquity, in which the public treasure was exhausted in order to relieve indigent citizens, or to supply the games and theatrical amusements of the populace.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I recall an early morning, Farmer gazing out the windows of the cab, reentering the first world by staring at the cardboard box–like high-rises of the periphery, where, he said, many of the indigent of Paris had been relocated.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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