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destitute
used in Jane Eyre

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

The expression "destitute of" means:  lacking
  • I acknowledged no natural claim on Adele's part to be supported by me, nor do I now acknowledge any, for I am not her father; but hearing that she was quite destitute, I e'en took the poor thing out of the slime and mud of Paris, and transplanted it here, to grow up clean in the wholesome soil of an English country garden.
    Chapter 15 (40% in)
  • At this moment I discover that I forgot to take my parcel out of the pocket of the coach, where I had placed it for safety; there it remains, there it must remain; and now, I am absolutely destitute.
    Chapter 28 (1% in)
  • I could hardly tell how men and women in extremities of destitution proceeded.
    Chapter 28 (24% in)
  • Some of the best people that ever lived have been as destitute as I am; and if you are a Christian, you ought not to consider poverty a crime.
    Chapter 29 (36% in)
  • To this neighbourhood, then, I came, quite destitute.
    Chapter 29 (87% in)
  • Show me how to work, or how to seek work: that is all I now ask; then let me go, if it be but to the meanest cottage; but till then, allow me to stay here: I dread another essay of the horrors of homeless destitution.
    Chapter 29 (95% in)
  • What could my darling do, I asked, left destitute and penniless?
    Chapter 37 (57% in)

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