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noun as in person asking for charity

noun as in person in financial trouble


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Example Sentences

Because the only disabled people I saw in the movies were either blind beggars or blind singers.

Penelope, whose constancy Odysseus put to the test by disguising himself as a beggar when he returned home after long years away at war, ultimately demonstrated her steadfastness to her husband’s satisfaction.

From Time

They’re endearing, dopey, shameless beggars who can appease even the most cantankerous souls.

If you rely on SNAP benefits or food pantries or free fridges for your food, the message is that it’s your fault, and that “beggars can’t be choosers.”

From Eater

Better to be a beggar in freedom,” he cried out, “than to be forced into compromises against my conscience.

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, and all that.

In an interview, Liang said, “Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar.”

The landays in I Am the Beggar of the World are sung only when men are absent.

I am the Beggar of the World is a book of poems, war reportage, and photographs.

He's a lucky beggar, Reginald, a very lucky beggar, and Warrender's daughter is more than he deserves.

A beggar asking alms under the character of a poor scholar, a gentleman put the question, Quomodo vales?

Valence sent a woman, disguised as a beggar, to spy out the position; but Bruce saw through the dodge, and the spy confessed.

If God put a beggar on horseback, would the horse be blamable for galloping to Monte Carlo?

And on the same authority we find that there is the ghost of dirt, for the ghost of the old beggar-man was "dirty."

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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beggar, such as: bum, panhandler, vagabond, asker, borrower, and deadbeat.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.