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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A state without friends or money or prospects.

Usage examples (32)
  • If our destitution is the result of our economic freedom, why maintain the pretense of preserving capitalism?
  • The most sordid destitution -- if ignorance of comfort can be called destitution -- reigned everywhere around.
  • Yet Suro doesn’t account for the fact that, for many immigrants, shear economic destitution is often what drives ambition and any sense of adventure.
  • "little lad's" hand; now, grown feebler than the child, she trembled at the idea of destitution; she hoarded, and asked charity of the priests. for more
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