Examples from the Web for indigence
But there are many more people balancing precariously on the verge of indigence.
The decay of manufactures ſince the laſt century muſt have reduced many families to indigence.
On the contrary, they are kept in a state of obscurity and contempt, and in a degree of indigence at times bordering on beggary.
The basest of men enriched themselves, and many of the most estimable sank into obscurity and indigence.The Loyalists of Massachusetts|James H. Stark
Word Origin and History for indigence
late 14c., from Old French indigence "indigence, need, privation" (13c.), from Latin indigentia "need, want; insatiable desire," from indigentem (nominative indigens), present participle of indigere "to need," from indu "in, within" + egere "be in need, want," from PIE *eg- "to lack" (cf. Old Norse ekla "want, lack," Old High German eccherode "thin, weak").