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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security.

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective : The modern city dweller may feel spiritually dispossessed
  • Verb (used with object) : Landlords have dispossessed many old tenement buildings
  • If you were poor, whether at home or in some Third World country, you were one of the 'dispossessed'-even if you had never possessed anything to dispossess you of.
  • Well the tent cities of the dispossessed are a fine approximation and are likely larger than the 'villes of the' 30's, as there are more of us. for more
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