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destitute

lacking the means of subsistence; totally impoverished
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"The CCT will do nothing but worsen destituteness in the country, as shown by the recent assessment of our MDG status," he said.
When I arrived to the home in Al Balad, where the YIG volunteers were working, I knew what I wanted to show -- not the destituteness of the situation, but young people working to make a difference by donating their time to help those in need.
He referred to the crisis of being that occurs as "I begin to ask myself if my being is justified, if the Da of my Dasein is not already the usurpation of somebody else's place." (23) One experiences the presence of the other, in the face-to-face encounter, as an infinity and a destituteness, a need and a command.