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destitute

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Definition extremely poor; or lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter

The expression "destitute of" means:  lacking
  • The article is entitled Destitute and Desperate in the Land of Plenty.
destitute = extremely poor
  • They are young recruits destitute of experience.
  • destitute = lacking
  • She died destitute in Paris at the age of 38.
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • The supposition of a want of proper knowledge seems to be entirely destitute of foundation.
    Hamilton, Alexander  --  Federalist Papers Authored by Alexander Hamilton
  • "At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • Grandparents who get money to care for children left behind would be destitute without the payments.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • destitute = extremely poor; or lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter
  • Hatsuyo Nakamura, weak and destitute, began a courageous struggle, which would last for many years, to keep her children and herself alive.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • destitute = extremely poor; or lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter
  • Returning to Kabul was like running into an old, forgotten friend and seeing that life hadn't been good to him, that he'd become homeless and destitute.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • "No," said Siddhartha, "I have not become destitute"
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • Now he had tuberculosis and was living in destitution in the ghetto in Otwock.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • destitution = extreme poverty
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I'm ashamed that in a region of unprecedented wealth, the destitute and the sick have been shoved into this human corral.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • destitute = people who are extremely poor; or lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter
  • ...a school in one of the most destitute barrios in all of Monterrey.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • Accordingly, remembering how the gods never fail to reward those who befriend the destitute,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • Near the turn of the century, the destitute of Europe sprang on the city with tenacious claws and an honest and solid dream.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • destitute of = extremely poor
  • "You ought not to send your things to me, Mother. We have plenty to eat out there. You can make much better use of them here." How destitute she lies there in her bed,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • ...it was created for the sole purpose of isolating black Africans in small, destitute enclaves where laws were instituted to control the residents and police entered to harass, not to protect.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • destitute = extremely poor
  • He was a poor man, the husband of a sickly woman, whom his desertion would leave alone and destitute; and even if he had had the heart to desert her he could have done so only by deceiving two kindly people who had pitied him.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • destitute = lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter
  • The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
    Sir Francis Bacon
  • destitute = lacking
  • Did it resemble the earth at the period when the latter was destitute as yet of an atmosphere?
    Verne, Jules  --  From The Earth To The Moon
  • Verily, I like them not, the merciful ones, whose bliss is in their pity: too destitute are they of bashfulness.
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None

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