the disadvantaged


: people who lack the things (such as money and education) that are considered necessary for an equal position or opportunity in society
protecting the rights of the disadvantaged

Examples of the disadvantaged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Alaska, the Chilkoot Indian Association will get $1.4 million for a charging station in the disadvantaged community of Haines. Aarian Marshall matt Simon, WIRED, 11 Jan. 2024 In addition to building houses for the disadvantaged around the world, the Carters also shared a mutual love for bird-watching and fly-fishing, even building a fly-fishing pond on their Georgia property. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 19 Nov. 2023 The Muslim activists who, in early June, founded the 99 Coalition PAC—its name referring to the 99 names of Allah from the Quran, as well as the economic needs of the 99 percent—say that lobbying for a cease-fire is consistent with their ongoing mission to try to lift up the disadvantaged. Hafiz Rashid, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2023 For the disadvantaged, a God who is looking after them in this life, as well as the next, dangles a golden carrot at a time when social mobility is becoming harder to come by due to increasing inequality. Elle Hardy, The New Republic, 23 Oct. 2023 Now the city estimates that there are between 4,500 to 6,000 trees in the disadvantaged neighborhoods. Amanda Gokee,, 18 Sep. 2023 The book provides fascinating details about Xu’s life, his ideas, and his civic campaigns and sheds light on the experience of the disadvantaged and exploited in China. Foreign Affairs, 14 Apr. 2017 By the end of the century, the number of at-risk toxic sites could increase to 423, and the disadvantaged population around those sites is expected to grow as well. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 2 May 2023 The way to diminish poverty and aid the disadvantaged is therefore not to punish positive-sum exchanges by taxation, but to allow more of them. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 23 July 2021 See More

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“The disadvantaged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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