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Definition so poor as to lack basic necessities like food and shelter; or people in that condition
  • We serve meals and provide shelter for the indigent.
indigent = poor people who lack basic necessities like food and shelter
  • to see what the fat lazy doctor would do about an indigent baby with a scorpion bite.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • indigent = so poor as to lack basic necessities
  • 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
  • indigent = poor people who lack basic necessities like food and shelter
  • The indigent blind of that state are admitted gratuitously.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation
  • 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
  • The knocking was probably a curious tourist or indigent.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • 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
  • I finally told him I was one of the Indigents.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • I had the two requirements, being indigent and a citizen.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • CHAPTER 12 — Welcome to the Indigent Ward
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The first could be an indigent looking for a few dollars and know nothing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • They were a society of indigents subsisting without heat, lights or water.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • 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
  • An indigent looking wood receives us.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Everyone from escaped prisoners to indigent laborers and war deserters drank their share.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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