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 Meanings and Examples of BANKRUPT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  penniless, without any money; financially ruined
Classic Sentence:
1  The world will think you abandoned and poor, for the wife of a bankrupt would never be forgiven, were she to keep up an appearance of opulence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
2  There was no longer any doubt, the bankrupt was in the hands of Roman banditti.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
3  She undersold him so relentlessly and delivered, with secret groans, such an excellent quality of lumber to prove her probity that he was soon bankrupt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
4  He was naturally a very nervous, shuddering sort of little fellow, this bread-faced steward; the progeny of a bankrupt baker and a hospital nurse.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
5  But, as the nineteenth century has gone bankrupt through an over-expenditure of sympathy, I would suggest that we should appeal to science to put us straight.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
6  Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  Twenty thousand bales of ginned cotton went yearly to England, New and Old; and men that came there bankrupt made money and grew rich.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
8  Moreover, the system is bound to bankrupt the tenant.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
9  Daisy, who was fond of going about peddling kisses, lost her best customer and became bankrupt.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
10  Every human being held it as an article of faith that the farm would go bankrupt sooner or later, and, above all, that the windmill would be a failure.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
11  But at last he became bankrupt, and God sent him other misfortunes also.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
12  These accidents did sometimes happen in the best regulated families of Coketown, but the bankrupts had no connexion whatever with the improvident classes.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  He went bankrupt after only a year in business.
2  The firm went bankrupt before the building work was completed.
3  The court adjudicated the company bankrupt.
4  The company was declared bankrupt in the High Court.
5  The purport of the statement is that the firm is bankrupt.
6  If the firm cannot sell its products, it will go bankrupt.
7  The company went bankrupt because of its poor management.
8  There's no point in keeping up appearances when everyone knows we're nearly bankrupt.
9  The company made a series of botches before it went bankrupt.
10  But opposition leaders say he's morally bankrupt and must now step down.
11  Going from rags to riches, and then back to rags again, the bankrupt financier was a victim of the mutability of fortune.
12  The only company that did not bankrupt is Ford, the one who did not take Federal money.
13  An international court ruled that Russia owes shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant Yukos more than $50 billion for what it described as the Kremlin's "devious and calculated expropriation" of assets designed to bankrupt the firm.