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 Meanings and Examples of IMPOVERISHED
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 a.  poor; reduced to poverty; deprived of natural richness or strength
Classic Sentence:
1  But as for the recently impoverished Atlanta people, they could starve and drop in the streets for all the newly rich Republicans cared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
2  There came cruel, cold, and biting winds, and blizzards of snow, all testing relentlessly for failing muscles and impoverished blood.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  This enables me at once to perform an act of Christian charity and to remove from the shoulders of our more impoverished proprietors the burden of tax-payment upon souls of the kind specified.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
4  Country neighbors from Otradnoe, impoverished old squires and their daughters, Peronskaya a maid of honor, Pierre Bezukhov, and the son of their district postmaster who had obtained a post in Petersburg.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
5  He who is impoverished by his wars, even should he come off victorious, can add nothing to his strength, since he spends more than he gains, as the Venetians and Florentines have done.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX.
6  Whence flowed many mischiefs, and more particularly this, that the people being impoverished, but not corrected, sought to make good their injuries at the expense of others weaker than themselves.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXIX.
7  If Richard returns," said Fitzurse, "he returns to enrich his needy and impoverished crusaders at the expense of those who did not follow him to the Holy Land.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  From this spring two results, the land impoverished, and the water tainted.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
9  And they were even going into debt to Tamoszius Kuszleika and letting him impoverish himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
10  It is a power, that hath no other end but preservation, and therefore can never have a right to destroy, enslave, or designedly to impoverish the subjects.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
12  Their prosperity and their fatness mean the impoverishment of the country.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  He warned that the breakdown of the family unit would lead to an impoverished society.
2  Heavy rain and excessive use have impoverished the soil.
3  If such integration were the aim, it would immediately have enormous resource implications in an already impoverished education system.
4  Falling coffee prices have impoverished many Third World economies.
5  A Haitian woman covered in rubble is rescued in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation.
6  The loss of their farm left the family impoverished and without hope.
7  WaterCan is a charity devoted to fighting poverty by helping the most impoverished people have access to clean water, basic sanitation and education on hygiene.
8  Reducing the income will further impoverish these families and could tempt an offender into further crime.
9  These changes are likely to impoverish single-parent families even further.
10  Fast-growing trees remove nutrients and impoverish the soil.
11  Heavy rain and excessive use would impoverish the soil.