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
Pope Francis’ advocacy for the world’s poor, unmoored and indigent is admired by many, both Catholic and non.
The killings kicked off a far-ranging investigation that required help from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and sent an already vulnerable indigent population into panic mode.
Again, the state does not officially track indigent cases such as these.
Among the key issues the county wanted Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal to address was extending the timeline for releasing indigent defendants from 24 to 48 hours.
The county owns a section of the cemetery for indigent burials, with the first dating back to 1931.
The issue is crucial for the Public Defender’s Office, which was appointed to represent Cruz last week after he was determined to be financially indigent.
The fight over the Low Income Pool, a Medicaid program paying hospitals for indigent care, won’t reappear this year, as the federal government’s agreement to pay $1.5 billion per year is reflected in both budget plans.
These cases are administrative, not criminal, meaning that indigent immigrants aren’t provided public defenders.
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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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