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Sample sentences for the GRE study word destitute

destitute can be used as a adj

1.Shorn of his strength, They destitute and bar. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
2.What could my darling do, I asked, left destitute and penniles. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.Your rivals, destitute of youthful force. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.Holmes, that to me, destitute as I was, such an offer seemed almost too good to be true. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5."You are very kind, I am sure and I wish with all my heart it may prove so, for else they will be destitute enough. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6.I wish to soothe him, yet can I counsel one so infinitely miserable, so destitute of every hope of consolation, to liv. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
7.If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food. - from The King James Bible
8.He appeared to be destitute alike of the ambition which urged, and of the passionate energy of mind which enabled me to excel. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
9.The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
10.But observe that these destitutes had not really any more of the governing nature in them when they were rich than now that they are poor they were miserable spendthrifts always. - from The Republic by Plato

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