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His friend, John Hancock, born the son of an impecunious country parson, was adopted by his childless uncle, probably the richest merchant in New England.

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We’re not talking public or academic institutions, but what any impecunious collector vainly covets — an English country-house library or what Byers calls a “bookwrapt” study like that of Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady.”

It's a system that mostly benefits restaurant critics and a select few relatively impecunious friends of restauranteurs.

With him we have not anything to do, except to say that of all men he was the most impecunious.

They seemed an impecunious assemblage, gathered for mere sport.

I'm the only niece of poor but impecunious relatives, and they expect me to do my best and marry well.

And as a single man he had succeeded, being sometimes utterly impecunious, but still with a capacity of living.

She had sometimes heard that Everett was impecunious, but that had simply indicated an additional call upon her father.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impecunious, such as: beggared, broke, cleaned out, destitute, dirt poor, and homeless.

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