Example sentences for: impoverished

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

  • We would all feel oddly impoverished, I think, in a world where the occasional malpractice case was never passed off as a "negative patient-care outcome" or where the occasional plane crash was never described as a "failure to maintain ground clearance."

  • He moved the court to Versailles, impoverished the nobility by forcing them to contribute to the incredible luxury of his palace, and imposed as their sole function the support of the king in time of war.

  • A photo essay, "In Praise of Women," features shots of impoverished or oppressed women in Afghanistan, Africa, and Haiti, with lushly worded captions.

  • Besides denying reproductive freedom to women, such efforts would increase the number of children born and reared in impoverished single-parent families.


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