seriously impoverished condition; poverty.
- indigence , indigents
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How to use indigence in a sentence
William Booth’s famous poverty maps, which the social reformer used to catalogue affluence and indigence in late Victorian London, don’t extend this far south.
But there are many more people balancing precariously on the verge of indigence.
It must be a dreadful situation for any man to have to choose between roguery and indigence.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Their kings are without power and without glory; their subjects languish in indigence and wretchedness.Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
Banished from his native country and without any resource, Diogenes was reduced to great indigence.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various