Origin of destitution
Examples from the Web for destitution
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.
This at least is certain, that the fund has not been dispensed upon any extravagant views of the existence of destitution.
They all knew, though the widow would not own it, that destitution was at her door.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys|Gulielma Zollinger
Is illiteracy so much more dangerous to society than destitution?Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn
Nor is there anything which is more characteristic of destitution than this sentiment.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
In addition to homeless boys who steal from destitution, there are, as I have said, a number of decrepit old men who do the same.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison
early 15c., from Old French destitution and directly from Latin destitutionem (nominative destitutio) "a forsaking, deserting," from destitutus, past participle of destituere (see destitute).