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
That leaves indigent defendants represented by independent attorneys appointed by the courts.
Genevieve Jones-Wright is a deputy public defender who has worked representing indigent defendants for the county for 12 years.
In a separate development in the Cruz case, the Broward Clerk of Courts determined that Cruz, who faces the death penalty if convicted, is not indigent and should pay for his own legal defense.
Obtaining a digital license is strictly voluntary for now, and states will continue to issue all motorists a traditional plastic license — so digital license programs should pose no hardship for indigent motorists.
The state has been burying indigent prisoners for more than a century at different facilities, including Concord and Framingham.
Spokeswoman Meghan Powers said Tuesday that another letter was sent to funeral homes in January to update them that the state is covering indigent burial costs.
But often, hospitals and doctors will negotiate reduced charges for indigent folks.
While Jones recently led debate on a bill clarifying legal fees being charged in indigent defense cases, Alma lay sleeping in a rocker next to Jones' desk on the House floor.
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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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