1. a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    their indigence appalled him
    a general state of need exists among the homeless
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How To Use indigence In A Sentence

  • While Lakshmi is the goddess of riches, her elder sister is the deity of poverty, indigence, odium, reproach and ignominy.
  • For every one rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes indigence of the many.
  • I do not come here to ask your favors, such as cupidity would covet, or even such as would relieve indigence -- Marat's widow needs no more than a tomb. Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Orators
  • Unsurprisingly, given the risk of arbitrary expropriation and extortion, the ordinary people responded by living in studied indigence.
  • Industry and enterprise can break the vicious circles of indigence. Times, Sunday Times
  • Hrace it at once, as we have before related, was, that personal abase and the from a state of indigence and dis - nsost licentioas and ancandid scur - tress, to taste the comforts of very iriltty continually flowed from his considerable emoluments frona his Biographia dramatica, or, A companion to the playhouse:
  • While they stand before the electorate promising to defend this nation from external threats, their ornateness fails to acknowledge the true to life domestic indigences being forcefully pushed upon our citizens as a consequence. Fresh Faces, Same Bunk
  • It was really begun by small boys who had very little cord and would put their indigence to rights by recklessly cutting down other people's kites.
  • The influx of foreign students in the early 1970s transmuted the lives of Kathakali artistes who had known until then only indigence.
  • But you have placed yourself in this predicament through bad policy, and your indigence keeps you in it.
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