Examples of indigent in a Sentence
- … every day, I fled the house and drove aimlessly over mountain roads that passed by indigent farms and strange, unpainted churches. —Mark Singer, New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2000 & 1 Jan. 2001
- A land post was offered him in November, 1765, as Governor of Greenwich Hospital, a shelter for disabled and indigent seamen and a place affording many openings for jobbery (the contemporary term for bureaucratic graft). —Barbara W. Tuchman, The First Salute, 1988
- He went around climbing dark stairs and knocking on doors and taking flash photos of indigent families in their dwellings. —E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime, (1974) 1975
Because he was indigent, the court appointed a lawyer to defend him.
The clinic provides free care for indigent patients.
Recent Examples of indigent from the Web
Adequately funding indigent defense, an issue that has recently started to garner bipartisan support, could also help reduce these disparities.
The lawsuit says each of the plaintiffs is indigent and facing the possibility of years or decades in prison if found guilty of the allegations against them.
As with work requirements and shortened eligibility periods, these tools might help reduce Medicaid spending while at the same time shifting more indigent health care costs directly back onto local budgets or other portions of states’ own budgets.
In 2013, Republican Governor Rick Snyder appointed a commission to study how the state handles indigent defense.
In June, the city court agreed to refund some fees paid by indigent defendants to avoid jail.
Restore Life's informal arrangement with Sullivan County to take indigent bodies continues today, county officials said.
In June, Cullman attorney Tom Drake filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of his client, Randall Parrish, an indigent man who was arrested for drug trafficking.
Some indigent clients can find relief from legal-aid programs, law-school clinics and pro bono representation, but the reach of these resources is limited.
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Origin and Etymology of indigent
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbeggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, poor, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbare
Antonymsaffluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
Related Wordsdeprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, bust (or busted), insolvent; possessionless, ruined; depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened; cash-strapped, low, short, tapped out
Near Antonymscomfortable, prosperous
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