neediest neediest  /ˈni di ɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) needy people collectively
  2. (adj) poor enough to need help from others
  3. (adj) demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

Usage(s):

  1. That may be, but Lloyd Wimberley sees a sad irony in the way current national pressures to close achievement gaps can actually work against the neediest students.
  2. I will target federal funds to recruit new teachers for the neediest education settings and provide tutors and other learning opportunities to low-income students.
  3. He was scorned by some as a son of privilege, yet he focused his considerable political influence on helping society's neediest.

News

  1. Gov. Brown Budget Plan Gives Big Money To Close Education Gap

    California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco

  2. Governor's plan gives big money to close education gap

    California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Eyewitness News Bakersfield

  3. Brown plan gives big money to close education gap

    California schools will receive an infusion of more than $3.6 billion in extra money this year, much of it targeted to the neediest students as part of a redistribution plan pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Channel 8 San Diego

Quotes

  1. "At home, we are working to ensure that the neediest among us can cope with the rising food prices," Mr Bush said, citing gradual increases in government aid since he took office in 2001 and emergency bumps this year.
    on May 1, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The Medicaid program is an important part of the medical safety net for our neediest citizens," Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement. "In today's economic climate, the state must account for every penny spent."
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Martha Coakley Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "This sends a message that if you come into this state and steal from the neediest among us you are going to expect you are going to be held accountable. It doesn't matter how big you are," King said after being told of the verdict.
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Troy King Source: International Herald Tribune

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