Example sentences for: impoverishment

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

  • In the 1880s the government banned this apparently wanton impoverishment, but the Kwakiutl, for whom wealth was measured by what they could give away, continued the practice clandestinely, disguising it as the distribution of Christmas presents.

  • It is a terrible responsibility, upholding her society's values and preventing her siblings and Michael, the illegitimate son of her youngest sister, Christina (Catherine McCormack), from descending into chaos and impoverishment.

  • At the very least it is by no means clear that Indonesia will soon be able to rid itself of its unaccountable generals, rapacious investors, massive foreign debts, or the political impoverishment that could well be Suharto's most lasting legacy.

  • How could she have stood all that she went through otherwise--an impaired son, a difficult marriage, recurring health problems, impoverishment, and what was essentially a period of homelessness (this last when she was in her 60s)?

  • The most serious result of the proliferation of this comparatively restricted vocabulary is the impoverishment of writing.

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