reduced to poverty.
(of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc.
deprived of strength, vitality, creativeness, etc.: an impoverished attempt at humor.
- un·im·pov·er·ished, adjective
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How to use impoverished in a sentence
Pelletier took no action against Letourneau, who was appointed to represent impoverished clients in 470 cases between 2010 and 2016 while working for the commission.She Was Afraid of Her Lawyer. Then the Text Messages Started. | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor | October 8, 2020 | ProPublica
For decades after Gideon, the state allowed judges to assign and pay private attorneys to represent impoverished defendants.Maine Hires Lawyers With Criminal Records to Defend Its Poorest Residents | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor, with data analysis by Agnel Philip | October 6, 2020 | ProPublica
People couldn’t move their families because, as law enforcement officers said when asked, over 80 percent of these target areas are impoverished.While We’re Rethinking Policing, It’s Time to End Gang Injunctions | Jamie Wilson | September 15, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The islands became BIOT, and their inhabitants were dumped, impoverished, on Mauritius and the Seychelles.‘Colonialism’ and crypto claims: Why the .io domain name extension faces an uncertain future | David Meyer | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
Then, as today, the epidemic fell most heavily on the inhabitants of impoverished inner-city areas.Epidemics Have Often Led To Discrimination Against Minorities – This Time Is No Different | LGBTQ-Editor | June 9, 2020 | No Straight News
Locking up the primary breadwinner can push a family from working-class to impoverished.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday? | Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Densely populated and impoverished, the community was struggling long before Ebola arrived.
My office is located such that I have many patients from both affluent and impoverished communities.
Atlanta soon flourished, becoming the resurgent urban center of an otherwise impoverished South.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed | Marc Wortman | September 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
impoverished defendants were frequently ordered to pay fines that were triple their monthly income.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household | Michael Daly | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The companies are declared to be impoverished by the taking of inordinate numbers of apprentices.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
In the first place the companies saw their stock become rapidly impoverished, and themselves on the verge of bankruptcy.The Influence and Development of English Gilds | Francis Aiden Hibbert
A million immigrants came from impoverished Europe in the four succeeding years, begging for freedom and a place to live.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
He was translated to the archbishopric of York, leaving his bishopric in a very impoverished state.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
She was weary of the doctor's shop-talk, the impoverished blood of conversation, the dislocated joint of utterance.A Yankee from the West | Opie Read