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destitute

lacking the means of subsistence; totally impoverished
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These plains, however, had not always been equally destitute of wood, as was evident from the trunks of the trees which the travellers repeatedly met with, some still standing, others lying about in broken fragments, but all in a fossil state, having flourished in times long past.
For, occupied incessantly with the consideration of the limits prescribed to their power by nature, they became so entirely convinced that nothing was at their disposal except their own thoughts, that this conviction was of itself sufficient to prevent their entertaining any desire of other objects; and over their thoughts they acquired a sway so absolute, that they had some ground on this account for esteeming themselves more rich and more powerful, more free and more happy, than other men who, whatever be the favors heaped on them by nature and fortune, if destitute of this philosophy, can never command the realization of all their desires.
I flatter myself the progress already made will have sufficed to satisfy the candid and judicious part of the community that some of the objections which have been most strenuously urged against the Constitution, and which were most formidable in their first appearance, are not only destitute of substance, but if they had operated in the formation of the plan, would have rendered it incompetent to the great ends of public happiness and national prosperity.
Next, after long negotiations and vacillations, coupled with much vivid description of our destitute position, our desolation, and our helplessness, Anna invited us to pay her (as she expressed it) a "return visit.
There certainly were evidences, however, that the country was not always equally destitute of game.
seem to have more time to Write when I'm broke and destitute.
Anglican bishops in many developing countries have no shortage of souls but many of the people in their congregations are almost destitute.
He launched his first initiative--carrying aid to Romania--after seeing destitute women and children on TV.
The collected food will be used by the Orange County Food Bank to help meet the needs of Southern California's most destitute families.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) has renovated 140 information and communications technology (ICT) laboratories of various Women Empowerment Centres (WEC) to help destitute women becoming self-sufficient.
LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that sharing of Christmas joys with the poor and destitute persons is the real spirit of this festival.
A BID to support destitute asylum seekers received the backing of councillors.