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Saints players gave time and money to help the poor and destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Americans think of the elderly as poor or destitute. Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)A woman answered the knock at her door and found a destitute man. Christianity Today (2000)The poet's family had become destitute in the previous bitter winter and her elderly mother had died of starvation. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Our family is now destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are poor and destitute old Americans, but most are relatively well off. Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)Raised on a trailer park in Michigan, he spent much of his early career destitute and homeless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's been three weeks since the beginning of the catastrophe and more than 20m people are destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As for putting locals top of the queue for council homes, what will town halls do when a destitute migrant family of six lands on their doorstep? The Sun (2009)At the same time, industrial capitalism also resulted in the massive movement of farmers into cities, which soon became swollen with destitute people in search of work. Sociology (1995)
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British English: destitute ADJECTIVE
Someone who is destitute has no money or possessions.
...destitute children who live on the streets.
Definition of destitute from the Collins English Dictionary
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