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
For the past year-and-a-half, the woman from Indonesia has been living in a shelter for human trafficking victims, penniless but not allowed to work.
Instead of facing prosecution, Modesto fled to the Philippines, sold the family home, and left his wife and children penniless.
Lara is heir to a massive fortune but is nearly penniless, working as a kickboxing bicycle delivery person, tooling around London at breakneck speed.
Fadi Hassan of Trinity College Dublin finds that in the poorest fifth of countries, most of them in Africa, the relationship goes into reverse: penniless places cost more than slightly richer ones.
An Argentine immigrant who came to Miami penniless in the early 1980s, Claudio Gonzalez eventually became a successful salesman with Kendall Toyota.
Marx is tired and penniless, but on a dramatic beach Engels gives him a pep talk and thus, out of the fires of friendship, The Communist Manifesto is apparently born.
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.
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down on one's luck, out at elbows (or out at the elbows), out of pocket;
PENNILESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of penniless for English Language Learners
: having no money : very poor
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