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Destitute meaning

destitute - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
  2. 2. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
  3. 3. To disappoint.
  4. 4. Forsaken; not having in possession ( something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of.
  5. 5. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; - followed by of.
  6. 6. In utter want; needy.

destitute - examples of usage

  1. " Colonel Carvel," said he, " by order of Major General Halleck, I serve you with this notice to pay the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars for the benefit of the destitute families which the Rebels have driven from their homes. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Indeed, Master Simon thinks his case is completely desperate, her ladyship having determined that he is quite destitute of sentiment. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Sometime in the course of Providence, an accident occurs, and families are left destitute, and the merchant has the disagreeable alternative of either losing his own debt, or putting the law in force and driving the families to extremity. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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