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  • as inruin
  • as inpauperize

synonyms for beggaring

  • bankrupt
  • crush
  • decimate
  • demolish
  • deplete
  • exhaust
  • impoverish
  • injure
  • mar
  • overwhelm
  • raze
  • shatter
  • spoil
  • wipe out
  • wrack
  • wreck
  • beggar
  • botch
  • break
  • bust
  • deface
  • defeat
  • defile
  • deplore
  • desecrate
  • despoil
  • devour
  • dilapidate
  • disfigure
  • drain
  • fleece
  • maim
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • overthrow
  • overturn
  • pauperize
  • pillage
  • rape
  • ravish
  • reduce
  • sack
  • smash
  • total
  • bring down
  • bring to ruin
  • clean out
  • depredate
  • do in
  • lay waste
  • make a mess of
  • spoliate
  • use up
  • wreak havoc on
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antonyms for beggaring

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  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • fix
  • heal
  • mend
  • repair
  • adorn
  • beautify
  • cure
  • protect
  • strengthen
  • develop
  • grow
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How to use beggaring in a sentence

"He must be rich, or else he's poor, and so in love that he's absolutely beggaring himself for you," said Mrs. Sorel.
VISION HOUSEC. N. WILLIAMSON
If they could succeed in doing so, the result would be absurd; they would all be trying to grow richer by beggaring each other.
POLITICAL ECONOMYW. STANLEY JEVONS
Judge of the Fêtes now that the fools have got the sanction of the British Parliament to their beggaring principles.
A CANADIAN MANOR AND ITS SEIGNEURSGEORGE M. WRONG
Fantastic garbs, beggaring all fancy of a Teniers or a Callot, succeed each other, like monster devouring monster in a Dream.
SARTOR RESARTUS, AND ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP, AND THE HEROIC IN HISTORYTHOMAS CARLYLE
Then ensued a scene of eating and drinking beggaring all description.
RMINIUS VAMBRY, HIS LIFE AND ADVENTURESRMINIUS VAMBRY
The great capitals were covered with beautiful sculpture, beggaring description.
VANISHED HALLS AND CATHEDRALS OF FRANCEGEORGE WARTON EDWARDS
By such maxims as these, however, nations have been taught that their interest consisted in beggaring all their neighbours.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONSADAM SMITH
Your scheme for beggaring your children, and enriching yourself, clever as it is, is killed in the bud.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 369, JULY 1846VARIOUS
Scream followed scream as the poor beast writhed helplessly, a look in her face beggaring description.
WHITE DANDY; OR, MASTER AND IVELMA CALDWELL MELVILLE
What you greatly need is some one to look after you and your sister and to prevent you from beggaring yourself and her.
DICK MERRIWELL ABROADBURT L. STANDISH
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