the dispossessed


: people whose land, possessions, etc., have been taken away from them
helping the poor and the dispossessed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Training their attention on the lives of the dispossessed, researchers have identified barriers that keep people at the bottom of the social ladder from climbing its rungs, and offered arguments that usually play out along ideological lines. Eyal Press, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2023

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“The dispossessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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