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Origin of destitution
OTHER WORDS FROM destitutionpre·des·ti·tu·tion, noun
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Destitution is utter poverty or the lack of the means of subsistence. How does this noun compare to synonyms poverty and indigence? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for destitution
Some of the densest clusters of destitution, home to what Booth uncharitably described as “vicious and semi-criminal” classes, are in the north of Lambeth, where modern studio flats cost north of a million pounds.
Traditionally, this “instant divorce,” as it is often called, could banish women to a life of destitution, given many women’s struggles to own property in their own name or to find profitable work.
Many of those factories are in low-wage countries around Asia where workers may live on the brink of destitution.Fashion companies want cheaper goods—and it’s garment workers who are paying|Marc Bain|October 22, 2020|Quartz
As he notes, these benefits are key to countless families who would otherwise fall into destitution.Obama to Congress: Do Your Job and Extend Unemployment Benefits|Jamelle Bouie|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now she just wants the neo homeless to get back under a roof before they become acclimated to destitution.
Artemis Stefanoudaki, a 38-year-old photographer, lives on the razor-thin margin between poverty and destitution.
The new forces controlled by mankind have been powerless as yet to remove want and destitution, hard work and social discontent.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Although bordering on the lowest state of destitution—and that is a remarkably low state in London!
From every rank in society they had gravitated—but all were stamped with the same brand—destitution!
All that was pitiable and miserable in the land, sunken alike by ignorance and destitution.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
An interesting feature of this case is the vagueness of the term "in need of relief," instead of "destitution."English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb