Thesaurus / penury

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The fact of his penury had been like a wet blanket upon him all day.

The Man Who Lost HimselfH. De Vere Stacpoole

There was an end of all his peace, all his capacity for labour, his patient endurance of penury.

New Grub StreetGeorge Gissing

Through which the same frost troops are sighing, Churlishly gloweth the charcoal flame, While a man lies there in penury dying.

Victor Roy, A Masonic PoemHarriet Annie Wilkins

Never were penury of knowledge and vulgarity of sentiment so happily disguised.

We did our best to help them out of our own pittance; but to all of us it was like falling from affluence to penury.

Hurricane HurryW.H.G. Kingston

This penury of forces however, did not long continue, or the Holy Land must soon have resumed the yoke it had thrown off.

Our ideal book must, I think, be printed on hand-made paper as good as it can be made; penury here will make a poor book of it.

It had been his ambition in the early days of his penury to be a great man, admired, caressed, and fted.

Rogues and VagabondsGeorge R. Sims

Suppose in penury and fear My neighbor see the wolf draw near;Am I my brother's keeper?

The Optimist's Good MorningFlorence Hobart Perin

What in cities would have been penury, was deemed illimitable riches in the homesteads and cabins which had been her only world.

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