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Word: indigent

Definition: poor; destitute


Sentences Containing 'indigent'

But the usual reward of the eminent teacher bears no proportion to that of the lawyer or physician, because the trade of the one is crowded with indigent people, who have been brought up to it at the public expense; whereas those of the other two are encumbered with very few who have not been educated at their own.
The usual recompence, however, of public and private teachers, small as it may appear, would undoubtedly be less than it is, if the competition of those yet more indigent men of letters, who write for bread, was not taken out of the market.
That which is carried on for the benefit of the poor and the indigent is too often either neglected or oppressed.
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