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  • adj. Lacking shelter; homeless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of shelter or protection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affording no shelter or cover, as from the elements; exposed: as, a shelterless roadstead.
  • Destitute of shelter or protection; without home or refuge.


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  • Homeless, shelterless, sick, with no one with her in her last hour, she had died in the night of exposure.


  • He was staring out over the water and thinking, which is not a good thing for a shelterless man with a family to do.


  • Sweating, starvation wages, armies of unemployed, and great numbers of the homeless and shelterless are inevitable when there are more men to do work than there is work for men to do.


  • A constant number never have any houses at all, and sleep shelterless under the stars.


  • In the district of Dera Ismail Khan alone, hundreds of villages were destroyed by the floods, forcing shelterless villagers to sleep on nearby raised highways.

    Juan Cole: The Great Pakistani Deluge Never Happened

  • It entailed wind-driven snow so dense and temperatures so cold that anyone lost in them on the shelterless plains was as good as dead.


  • I thought of the convict out upon the bleak, cold, shelterless moor.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • That would have been the best way to finally hold Israel accountable for its grave breaches of international humanitarian law, its war crimes, and its crimes against humanity (not least the sealing off an entire civilian population from the outside world, denying it the ability to flee to safety, and then subjecting that same, defenseless, shelterless population -- most of it composed of children -- to an indiscriminate round-the-clock bombardment).

    Saree Makdisi: Last Straw for the Palestinian "Authority"?

  • McCain's gambit is to convince people that staying home in your shelterless house is better than going out and working with your neighbors to fix it.

    Election Central Morning Roundup

  • The shelterless masses huddled along the lagoons and sand banks of Sri Lanka's Mullaitivu coastline had nothing except panic, grief and the sight and sound of the dying.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...


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