I am taught the poorness of our invention, the ugliness of towns and palaces.
I never could see no 'poorness of spirit,' come to git at 'em!
I knew the state of Spain well, his weakness, his poorness, his humbleness at this time.
It showed her deep knowledge of her poorness in laying bare the fact.
It was just like my poorness to think I could ever marry any one so clever ...