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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdestitutedes‧ti‧tute /ˈdestɪtjuːt $ -tuːt/ adjective  1 POORhaving no money, no food, no home etc The floods left many people destitute.see thesaurus at poor2 be destitute of somethingdestitution /ˌdestɪˈtjuːʃən $ -ˈtuː-/ noun [uncountable]
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destituteThe floods left many people destitute.The rest of her family all died in a smallpox epidemic, leaving her destitute.Meanwhile his Society's inefficiency left him destitute.Everywhere he went, people were destitute, and all of those people offered him something to eat.Six years before, she had shocked her family and class by marrying a destitute Berkeley law student.In 1860 Father Murphy set up a home for orphans and destitute children.But when they first meet, as children, she is a destitute peasant girl called Firecrackers.The first was from a destitute young woman about to be evicted and threatening to gas her four children, then herself.left ... destituteHe neither knew nor cared who had been evicted from it and left destitute.Meanwhile his Society's inefficiency left him destitute.After her own parents died and she was left destitute, Elizabeth had found her wandering the streets.
From Longman Business Dictionarydestitutedes‧ti‧tute /ˈdestətjuːt-tuːt/ adjective having no money, no food, and nowhere to liveSan Francisco has targeted the problems of street litter and homelessness by hiring destitute citizens to perform jobs cleaning up the city.destitution noun [uncountable]Many low-paid workers are living on the brink of destitution.
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