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destitute
used in The Mill on the Floss

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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 spiritual seed which had been scattered over Mr. Tulliver had apparently been destitute of any corresponding provision, and had slipped off to the winds again, from a total absence of hooks.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (99% in)
  • I don't know where to go, if it isn't to one o' your aunts; and I hardly durst," said poor Mrs. Tulliver, quite destitute of mental resources in this extremity.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (51% in)

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