[ US /ˈdɛstəˌtut/ ]
[ UK /dˈɛstɪtjˌuːt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. poor enough to need help from others
  2. completely wanting or lacking
    the sentence was devoid of meaning
    writing barren of insight
    innocent of literary merit
    young recruits destitute of experience
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How To Use destitute In A Sentence

  • It is the sinfullest thing in the world, to forsake or destitute a plantation once in forwardness; for besides the dishonor, it is the guiltiness of blood of many commiserable persons. The Essays
  • The Southern ruling class seceded from the US in early 1861 to defend a social system built on the backs of destitute slaves.
  • Naturally this had immediate consequences for the destitute fed by the church chest that rich believers funded.
  • They distribute food, clothing, provisions and other essential items for orphanages and destitute homes and uniform, books and notebooks for poor children.
  • Being obscured is the intent to protect the destitute by means testing the benefits. No Entitlements Crisis?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The house was large and old, the furniture not much less ancient, the situation dreary, the roads everywhere bad, the soil a stiff clay, wet and dirty, except in the midst of summer, the country round it disagreeable, and in short, destitute of every thing that could afford any satisfaction to Mrs A Description of Millenium Hall And the Country Adjacent Together with the Characters of the Inhabitants and Such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections As May Excite in the Reader Proper Sentiments of Humanity, and Lead the Mind to the Love of Virtue
  • Now in our state this so – called art, whether really an art or only an experience and practice destitute of any art, ought if possible never to come into existence, or if existing among us should litten to the request of the legislator and go away into another land, and not speak contrary to justice. Laws
  • Am afraid we will be left bankrupt and destitute but at least Josie will have perfect N American teeth. AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR
  • He introduced her to Jamil Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi businessman working on behalf of orphans and destitute young girls in the country's interior villages.
  • Prague and Galicia and Hungary, from Lombardy and Venetia, and from their own easy-going capital, had destituted Metternich. The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
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