But there are many more people balancing precariously on the verge of indigence.
On the contrary, their superfluous possessions were applied by them to the relief of indigence.
Our relations; who enjoyed all our property, had reduced us to indigence.
And a life of simplicity and indigence, which moderates the sexual desires, now seems to me good.
There is a pride in life born of indigence as there is the pride of wealth.
This indigence alone led him to resign his aristocratic independence and freedom of action.
Sylvia emphasised the sigh with which she admitted her indigence.
His beaming eye glanced upward in ecstasy and saw not the low dusty ceiling, the want and indigence by which he was surrounded.
He was abundantly charitable, and could not resist the solicitations of indigence.
When the mother was in the depths of indigence, Diderot insisted that she should take her meals at his own table.
late 14c., from Old French indigence "indigence, need, privation" (13c.), from Latin indigentia "need, want; insatiable desire," from indigentem (nominative indigens), present participle of indigere "to need," from indu "in, within" + egere "be in need, want," from PIE *eg- "to lack" (cf. Old Norse ekla "want, lack," Old High German eccherode "thin, weak").