Examples of downtrodden in a Sentence
They were poor and downtrodden.
a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation
Recent Examples of downtrodden from the Web
Knox, Jones and Bandele aren’t simply community activists trying to instill hope and confidence into a seemingly downtrodden town.
My youngest daughter was but 14 or 15 at the time and urgently concerned to have a hand in making things better for downtrodden people.
But her base of support, mostly downtrodden black women and youth, remained loyal.
Whatever answers are ahead, they aren’t etched in the usual downtrodden spin of a low-end team with a high-end draft pick.
When Virginia and Harry Robinson stumbled across the property on their way to the Los Angeles Country Club, the plot was essentially empty, aside from acres of lima bean crops and downtrodden cattle fields.
Before Wednesday’s 119-105 win over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies that improved the 76ers’ record to 40-30, coach Brett Brown was asked about a potential letdown against a downtrodden team.
Supporters of the deals say the complexes bring quality housing and a mixture of incomes to downtrodden neighborhoods and will encourage others to build nearby.
Neither did a bunch of other people who saw Tiger as a beat-up, used-up, downtrodden version of himself.
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DOWNTRODDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downtrodden for English Language Learners
: without hope because of being treated badly by powerful people, governments, etc.
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