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  • adj. Without resources.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of resources.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of resources.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking or deficient in natural resources


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  • But in reality, the tiny, resourceless government provided neither guns nor men nor mounts.20 It provided no uniforms, provisions, or barracks.


  • As noble as his financial ideas may be, they left him cut-off from his usual union pocketbooks, friendless and resourceless in an election year.

    Will Schwartz: Is it Right To Disapprove of David Paterson?

  • Michael Bloomberg is on pace to spend more than $100 million on his reelection campaign — more than anyone has ever spent to become mayor of anything, and many, many times more than his effectively resourceless Democratic challenger, City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

    The Last Days of Candidate Bloomberg

  • There is virtually nothing in the dirt-poor, resourceless, and strategically impotent Afghanistan that has anything worth dying for, save for a mythical pipeline that no corporation in its right mind would build due to the volatility of the area, which has existed for centuries.

    The Ongoing Saga of Afghanistan

  • Still, SNAP has grown from a group of eager, but resourceless students, to a highly regarded organization instrumental to progressive electoral gains and growth in progressive infrastructure.

    John Riley: Building the Progressive Movement with SNAP

  • Man will open his heart and his wallet to the more resourceless.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • But he himself was nearly as resourceless as a child new born to the world.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Then she told him that one of the chief causes of her sadness and her tears was the thought that, on the morrow of her death, he and Marie would be left almost resourceless, with but a slender stock of money, and no friend but God.

    La Grenadiere

  • I end my random quotes with one about the Beatles: "Theirs is a happy, cocky, belligerently resourceless brand of harmonic primitivism ..."

    Learning Through The Arts

  • He may have visited Mexico in the past and still be capable of getting very lost when dropped resourceless into that country.

    Pedro Guzman -- Disability claim disputed


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