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1‘her parents died and she was left destitute’
penniless, impoverished, poverty-stricken, poor, impecunious, indigent, down and out, pauperized, without a penny to one's name, without two farthings to rub together, without two pennies to rub together
needy, in need, in want, hard up, on the breadline, hard-pressed, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, deprived, disadvantaged, distressed, badly off
informal on one's uppers, up against it, broke, flat broke, without a brass farthing, without a bean, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, on one's beam-ends
British informal stony broke, skint
North American informal stone broke, without a red cent, on skid row
2‘we were destitute of clothing’
devoid, bereft, deprived, in need
bankrupt, empty, drained, exhausted, depleted, bare, denuded
lacking, without, deficient in, wanting
well provided with
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