Examples of penniless in a Sentence
She was unemployed and penniless.
went from being a penniless girl to owner of her own restaurant
Recent Examples of penniless from the Web
Even once-penniless immigrants were doing better for themselves.
Born in a town near Minsk (now the capital of Belarus), Soutine first came to Paris in 1913, a penniless Jewish immigrant from the Lithuanian region of the Russian Empire.
That’s right: Before James Cameron tapped the young kid from Romeo + Juliet to star in his 1997 hit movie, Cameron had the beloved Texan in mind to play the penniless artist who falls in love with Rose.
Instead the 16-year-old fled the village, alone and virtually penniless, never to return.
By the fall of 2015, Landis was left penniless and moved to Oregon, where Wood now lives.
The once-penniless war veteran’s rise was due to his remarkable talent for oratory but also to the protection of the local powers that be.
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Ella is powerless and penniless, an orphan treated as a servant.
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First Known Use of penniless
down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket;
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