What does the word penniless mean?

Usage examples for penniless

  1. " But I am penniless," said he, a few moments later. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. He used to say everything would be set right by his will, and now one of these girls is left penniless, and the other with a pittance, a mere pittance, brought up, as I make no doubt she was, to believe herself an heiress. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  3. One week- end on her homeward journey she was attracted and excited by a fire; when she resumed her journey she was penniless, her week's wages had been stolen from her. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes