Nation building in a country as destitute and decentralized as Afghanistan, he argued, was hopeless.
From the American Dust Bowl, thousands of destitute farm families stream westward.
China is clearly frustrated with its destitute, bellicose neighbor.
Six months later, she was in love, pregnant, and, as her furious parents cut her off, destitute.
They come from a desperate and destitute individual named James Agate.
If they were destitute of this right, they would not be sovereign.
It is often seen in pictures and portraits.403 It is inelegant and destitute of meaning.
But when he came to our house, he soon lost all he had; and then we plotted together and left him destitute.
This region, as might be supposed, is not destitute of inhabitants.
He was stripped of everything, and has been, for the past two years, in destitute circumstances.
late 14c., "abandoned, forsaken," from Latin destitutus "abandoned," past participle of destituere "forsake," from de- "away" + statuere "put, place," causative of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally literal; sense of "lacking resources, impoverished" is 1530s.