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Sample sentences for the GRE study word indigence

indigence can be used as a noun

1.It is indigence which produces these melancholy human plants. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.'If I ever owed a strict and rigid duty to her, whose goodness saved me from a life of indigence and suffering, when should I ever feel it, as I should to-nigh. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.Maugre thine head thou must for indigence Or steal, or beg, or borrow thy dispence. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.It is a fine thing, reader, to be lifted in a moment from indigence to wealth--a very fine thing but not a matter one can comprehend, or consequently enjoy, all at once. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.I was rich enough now--yet poor to hideous indigence a nature the most gross, impure, depraved I ever saw, was associated with mine, and called by the law and by society a part of me. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.Bumble, deprived of their situations, were gradually reduced to great indigence and misery, and finally became paupers in that very same workhouse in which they had once lorded it over others. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.For one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.One sometimes sees people, who, poor and mean, seem to wake up, pass suddenly from indigence to luxury, indulge in expenditures of all sorts, and become dazzling, prodigal, magnificent, all of a sudden. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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