Examples of downtrodden in a Sentence
They were poor and downtrodden.
a war that was supposed to liberate the downtrodden citizens of that nation
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The area outside TD Garden remained fairly orderly after the game, as fans streamed out of the arena in a sea of green — many with downtrodden looks on their faces.
While Hollywood would likely have made this story all about the two beautiful youths who must fight for their love, Cocteau sees something to care about in the quickly fading, quietly downtrodden oldsters getting in their way.
The offseason’s most interesting man has reduced his choices to seven teams, including the smallish-market and historically downtrodden Padres.
Redevelopment agencies were first authorized by the state in 1945 as a way to revitalize downtrodden neighborhoods.
In them the laws of our familiar world are broken: Mild-mannered students become godlike creatures, mutants walk among us and untold power is, in an instant, granted to the most downtrodden.
Dozens of similar guerrilla groups representing downtrodden ethnic minorities have been fighting the central government for decades, demanding greater autonomy.
It was also praised on Gab, a social network popular with the alt-right—a loose agglomeration of groups with far-right ideologies—as a morality play about a downtrodden Aryan warrior.
The movie, both men agree, should help to humanize people’s perceptions of Baltimore, moving beyond the violent and downtrodden images that often show up in the national media.
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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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