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ˌdɪs pəˈzɛstdis·pos·sessed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispossessed, homeless, rooflessadjective

    physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

    "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern


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  1. Dispossessed

    The Dispossessed (in later printings titled The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia) is a 1974 anarchist utopian science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, one of her seven Hainish Cycle novels. It is one of a small number of books to win all three Hugo, Locus and Nebula Awards for Best Novel. It achieved a degree of literary recognition unusual for science fiction due to its exploration of themes such as anarchism and revolutionary societies, capitalism, utopia, and individualism and collectivism. It features the development of the mathematical theory underlying a fictional ansible, a device capable of faster-than-light communication (it can send messages without delay, even between star systems) that plays a critical role in the Hainish Cycle. The invention of the ansible places the novel first in the internal chronology of the Hainish Cycle, although it was the fifth published.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispossessed

    of Dispossess

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dispossessed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dispossessed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Dispossessed in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Bowen:

    We have everything to dread from the dispossessed.

  2. Joe Williams:

    Celebrating Australia Day on January 26th is offensive, to celebrate an invasion which has seen our people dispossessed, displaced and oppressed for some 230 years, is plain offensive.

  3. Ricardo Sabogal:

    We announce we are entering those municipalities hardest hit by violence, it's a huge challenge in terms of restitution and we will do justice in the heart of areas where people were forced to abandon their lands and were dispossessed of their lands by the FARC.

  4. Francis Quarles:

    In the height of thy prosperity expect adversity, but fear it not. If it come not, thou art the more sweetly possessed of the happiness thou hast, and the more strongly confirmed. If it come, thou art the more gently dispossessed of the happiness thou hadst, and the more firmly prepared.

  5. Edgar Lawrence Doctorow:

    It was a march of an entire civilization that had been uprooted, freed slaves and a lot of dispossessed whites. And that's what interested me, because during the course of that -- people changed.

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