Example sentences for: dispossessed

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

  • California managed to weather the downturn better than the rest of the country, however, and became a magnet for dispossessed refugees from the Dustbowl of the Midwest.

  • The cartridge blunder became a pretext for avenging other grievances, with troops rallying around the rulers dispossessed by Lapse or Paramountcy.

  • A triangle of sand — the area now bordered by the Passeig Nacional, the Avinguda d’Icària, and the beachfront Passeig Marítim — first housed dispossessed families when the Ribera district was demolished to make way for the Ciutadella fortress.

  • The plan mandates a withdrawal of all Serb troops from Kosovo, to be followed by a halt in NATO bombing and the return of the dispossessed Kosovars under the supervision of a unified, allied-led peacekeeping force.

  • More generally, conspiracism (as Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes calls it) flourishes during turbulent times--revolutions in particular--when long-established orders seem imperiled by uncontrollable events, endangered powers imagine secret plots to undermine them, and the dispossessed worry about persecution.


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