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If I have squandered his fortune, he has beggared me in reputation.

Not a passing glance was turned from the board to look after the beggared gambler.

"If I gave you that, it would leave me beggared," he said gravely.

It wasn't exactly "beggared" a one that he said, but that is near enough.

The result was, his principal was beggared, and Joslin rose on his ruins.

His was a name that stood for millions, but he was beggared of hope and purpose.

After I have beggared myself with his troublesome lawsuit, with a plague to him!

You don't think so, but I tell you that, if you let it go on, you will be beggared.

Dead men could not be beggared, deprived of their independence.

He was beggared for words with which to formulate adequately his dissent.

WORD ORIGIN

"reduce to poverty," mid-15c., from beggar (n.). Related: Beggared; beggaring. Figurative use by 1640s.

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