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
Caceres was let off the plane, penniless, in San Pedro Sula — the city where his ex-wife was murdered, the place that had sparked the journey.
Ebrahim Arab, a civil engineering contractor, withdrew all his deposits from credit unions — many of which have defaulted and left investors penniless — and put $30,000 in a safe.
The young Sholem Aleichem, arriving penniless from Kiev in 1891, found a marble table in the corner and started writing short stories that become the bedrock of Yiddish literature.
Mas Canosa purchased Church and Tower in 1971, having arriving almost penniless from Cuba in 1960.
The Hiltons were the toast of vaudeville, at one point making thousands of dollars a week, but at 23 sued the Myerses, saying they were kept penniless.
The reward should go to the penniless migrants in Calais.
She was found disheveled, penniless and disoriented in the back yard of a home in Glendale, Calif., and was taken to a private psychiatric clinic for evaluation.
Retired government workers are counting on future monthly payments worth more than $50 billion in today’s dollars — and the pension funds already are essentially penniless.
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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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