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
Louisiana has only one-fifth the number of public defenders needed to properly shoulder the caseload of indigent defendants in the state, according to the results of a study released last year.
Nessel, 48, highlights her 11 years as a prosecutor and her later work representing indigent defendants, working-class people, and victims of discrimination and hate crimes.
Also included was an $8-an-hour boost in the pay rate for federal panel attorneys, who are appointed to represent indigent defendants facing criminal charges.
The center provides free legal services to mostly indigent veterans with mental health issues.
In 1970, Missouri was one of only three states that still had not funded indigent defense as required by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a 2010 article by Sean O’Brien, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
But that didn't stifle Malik and other Muslim doctors' passion to want to help indigent patients.
In his criminal case, a federal magistrate judge found Mayfield to be indigent, earning little more than $800 per month.
Pope Francis’ advocacy for the world’s poor, unmoored and indigent is admired by many, both Catholic and non.
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Origin and Etymology of indigent
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket;
INDIGENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indigent for English Language Learners
: lacking money : very poor
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