Usage examples for destitute

  1. Halsey was one of the few converts who could afford to live in comparative comfort and to pay something for the entertainment of destitute disciples. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. He was deprived of his place of vice- admiral, and left destitute in the world. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  3. If I find a man who is destitute of these qualities of character, to love him with approval is, as I am constituted, an impossibility. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  4. The steel- trap used by the Indians is almost similar to the ordinary rat- trap of England, with this difference, that it is a little larger, is destitute of teeth, and has two springs in place of one. – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. It was natural that he should do so, for Temujin was a prince in the prime of his youth, and of very attractive person and manners; and, though he was for the present an exile, as it were, from his native land, he was not by any means in a destitute or hopeless condition. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  6. To this misfortune a recent shipwreck had been added, in which he had lost upwards of two millions of sesterces; not that he minded the loss but, destitute of a train of servants he could not keep up his proper dignity! – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  7. It was now her belief that she had probably no more than another day to live, for she was destitute of money. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Curtains were hung across some of the recesses intended for the guests of most consideration, and a rough table and benches were placed down the room, the windows, as we have before said, being destitute of glass, and the walls of aught but the rough mortar. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. While an apprentice in a London printing- office, he aided by extra work during the day in supporting a destitute mother and her children, while midnight generally found him absorbed in some book adapted to expand his mind. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  10. Deeply as she had been afflicted, the consciousness of having done right in refusing to marry a man who was destitute as she had accidentally discovered, of virtuous principles, sustained her. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  11. " You are certainly less destitute of brains than of money, because you lack system. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The old ones took this opportunity to cry out, the treaty was broke; and so falling upon the Sheep, who were destitute of their faithful guardians the dogs, they worried and devoured them without control. – Æsop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. by Æsop
  13. He was stripped of everything, and has been, for the past two years, in destitute circumstances. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  14. Now and then, indeed, especially when some fading joy of childhood gleamed up, words would come unbidden, and he would throw off a song destitute neither of feeling nor music; but this kind of thing he scarcely valued, for it seemed to cost him nothing. – Home Again by George MacDonald
  15. Hunters are often obliged to leave food in particular places, in case they should be destitute on their return that way. – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  16. The newly elected king now began to waver, and, being destitute of warlike spirit, he ordered the surrender of the fortress Fredericksteen to the Swedish fleet, without having fired a shot in its defence. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  17. Surely we are not so destitute of friends that we must send this girl upon such a dangerous mission! – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  18. But we were not altogether destitute – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson
  19. He was not altogether destitute of sense, but at the time I speak of he greatly required a friend like Mudge to keep him in the right way. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. Cast off by her father, wronged by her husband, destitute and about to be thrust from the poor home into which she had shrunk: faint and weary, it seemed as if hope were gone forever. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English