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
The future of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded access to insurance and reduced uncollectable debt from indigent patients, is uncertain.
In June, Sandoval approved the creation of a commission to study indigent defense.
But despite the surge in enrollment and spending—or perhaps because of it—Medi-Cal has failed to fulfill its stated goal of improving health-care access for the indigent and disabled.
Breyer first noted in his opinion that McWilliams was indeed indigent and indeed suffered from a mental condition that was relevant to his punishment.
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.
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.
Adequately funding indigent defense, an issue that has recently started to garner bipartisan support, could also help reduce these disparities.
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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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