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  1. lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)
  1. a person who is destitute
    he tried to help the down-and-out
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How To Use down-and-out In A Sentence

  • If I was Dravid, I would have never allowed a down-and-out team to recover its poise and be in a position to sting us back.
  • You meet every sort of person, from the down-and-outs to the rich and famous.
  • He made his name painting brutal depictions of Glaswegian down-and-outs, hardmen and football thugs.
  • He took a down-and-out back to his house for a bath and a feed after finding the man lying in the street. The Sun
  • It was gloomy, and the skulking figures of the town's down-and-outs gave the whole area a certain not-quite-alive not-quite-dead feel.
  • Following the knights, Andor estimated, were fifty or sixty sergeants mounted on horses and armed with lances and swords; another one hundred fifty men-at-arms carrying spears, bills, shields, and halberds; another eighty or so archers; and pulling up the rear, a general assortment of mot'ley humans, no doubt short-term levies and down-and-out sell-swords. The Black Wing
  • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • He's first seen down-and-out, with a scraggly beard and out of work until his old mercenary buddy Rayburn gets him a job as a bodyguard.
  • For Sam Slovick, a filmmaker and writer who has been chronicling the lives of Los Angeles' homeless, interacting with the down-and-out has never been difficult. Journalist Sam Slovick Spotlights Los Angeles Homeless Through Words, Pictures, Video
  • There is never a visit to the soup kitchens or the homeless shelters where the down-and-out Irish will spend St. Patrick's Night.
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