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
Suntha, who cited the hospital's 136-year history of providing indigent care in Baltimore, said the woman's insurance coverage or ability to pay played no role in the decision to discharge her.
Only a relatively small number of indigent litigants end up in civil courts annually, San Diego Superior Court Executive Officer Michael Roddy said.
Several elected Democrats have supported the indigent defendants’ position, including District Attorney Kim Ogg and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The in-person meeting that indigent detainees get with those project lawyers is their first contact, sometimes after weeks or months in jail.
In truth, it was built in the late 1920s at its current location by members of the centuries-old Masonic Fraternity as a home for indigent Masons and their families, opening its doors in 1934.
The United States is not a repatriation center where any indigent person in the world feels free to just walk in and assume that all of us will take care of all of them and their families.
Roberts brings a compassion bordering on mania to Jess, whose decision to dedicate her formidable legal skills to helping the indigent flummoxes her high-society mother.
For example, Whitley said, Texas counties pay more than $216 million annually for indigent defenders in state court cases (for people charged with crimes who can't afford a lawyer), without being reimbursed by the state.
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Origin and Etymology of indigent
down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket;
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Definition of indigent for English Language Learners
: lacking money : very poor
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