How to use Poverty-stricken in a sentence

poverty-stricken
  • She couldn't see the poverty-stricken section of the city.

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  • They are poverty-stricken, and easily fall victim to fever.

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  • The houses are generally built of wood and wear a poverty-stricken aspect.

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  • A few oligarchs enriched themselves through colonial plunder, while much of the population was poverty-stricken.

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  • Our already poverty-stricken country will now have to recover from a double shock.

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  • They are poverty-stricken, and easily fall victims to fever.

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  • Despite her poverty-stricken, abusive upbringing, Joanna was surrounded by music.

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  • The poverty-stricken and barbarous Nubians were strong and courageous, and gladly served in Egypt as mercenary soldiers and police.

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  • But the funds required for these public works, as well as the actual labor, were remorselessly extorted from a poverty-stricken population.

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  • It paints popes, cardinals, prelates, rectors, monks and friars, who call themselves followers of Peter and keepers of the gates of heaven and hell, and pale poverty-stricken people, cotless and landless, who have to pay the fat clergy for spiritual assistance, and asks if these are Peter's priests.

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  • It was his view that "the attainment of human rights in the fullest sense cannot be achieved so long as hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken people lack the basic necessities for life."

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  • Pinta is primarily found in rural, poverty-stricken areas of northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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  • For the impression which we get from Nehemiah's memoirs is that in his days the community at Jerusalem was in the main poverty-stricken, while Malachi's exhortations to the people to pay their dues to the priests implies that in the middle of the fifth century B.C. the Temple was by no means wealthy.

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  • On the one hand were the English plantations, populated, cultivated, profitable, stretching along the east coast of North America; on the other were the Canadian settlements, poverty-stricken, empty, over-officialled, a cause of constant expense to the home government, and, at a vast distance, those of Louisiana, struggling and bankrupt.

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  • In Catholic countries (notably in Ireland) great churches are still built out of the savings of a poverty-stricken peasantry; and from this point of view the destruction of churches in the 26th century was probably a benefit to the world.

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  • Thus he procured money at all costs, with an extremely crude fiscal judgment which ended by exasperating the people; hence numerous insurrections of the poverty-stricken; Dijon rose in revolt against the aides in 1630, Provence against the tax-officers (lus) in 1631, Paris and Lyons in 1632, and Bordeaux against the increase of customs in 1635.

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  • Many village girls are married as young as 12 or 13 and spend the rest of their lives in poverty-stricken household drudgery.

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  • At present it is an untidy, poverty-stricken village of about 1000 inhabitants, mostly of Albanian blood.

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  • Since becoming an ambassador, she has made numerous trips to underprivileged nations, both to see first hand the conditions many of these poverty-stricken people live in and to raise awareness and funds to help these countries.

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  • Despite living in a poverty-stricken area, Curtis and his mother were able to afford the best of material goods thanks to her drug hustling.

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  • Luma's efforts in partnering in remote sustainable communities and poverty-stricken regions has promoted and encouraged developing countries with organic byproducts.

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  • The antisocially disordered person may be poverty-stricken, homeless, a substance abuser, or have an extensive criminal record.

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  • In the winter of 1608 Richelieu went out to his poverty-stricken little bishopric, and for the next six years devoted himself seriously to his episcopal duties.

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  • At the time of the Mutiny the district, which was poverty-stricken and over-taxed, joined the rebels.

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