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destitute
used in A Christmas Carol

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

The expression "destitute of" means:  lacking
  • "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."
    1 — Marley's Ghost (31% in)
destitute = extremely poor
There are no more uses of "destitute" in A Christmas Carol.

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