Example sentences for: dirt-poor

How can you use “dirt-poor” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The survival of such beliefs into the mid-20 th century is illustrated by Carlo Levi, an anti-fascist Italian Jew sent into internal exile among dirt-poor southern peasants in the 1930s.

  • Horwitz makes us see that the pinched circumstances of their lives are not so different from the conditions of their ancestors, dirt-poor yeoman farmers who seldom saw, much less owned, a slave.

  • So maybe we're better off with ol' man Emmons and the White House misattributing Hammerstein's work to dirt-poor cotton pickers and lonely goatherds than with Block's misguided praise.

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