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It is Ma who refuses to abandon the down-and-out Wilson family even though their company may slow the journey west.

The Oscars also like down-and-out characters and misunderstood geniuses, both of which tend to beget low-talkers.

But their impact on their down-and-out political parties may turn out to be nearly identical.

Of course Garrison had been to the dogs during the past year—what down-and-out jockey has not gone there?

Fane spoke up languidly: "It rather looks as though we were the down-and-out delegation at present; doesn't it, Orchil?"

I went on down the street feeling almost like a man again and not a down-and-out ex-convict.

Had about as much sympathy for a down-and-out, Steele did, as you'd find milk in a turnip.

A man's a millionaire to-day and a member of the down-and-out club to-morrow.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to down-and-out, such as: bankrupt, defeated, derelict, insolvent, needy, and outcast.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.