penury[ pen-yuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF penury
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENURY
Formerly he had never been alarmed by the penury of his little home.
Had he learned to carp at the rich, and to make honesty the excuse for all penury?
If there were no penury and no pain, what would become of fortitude?
The life that passes in penury must necessarily pass in obscurity.
The Admiral had in one hour been reduced from opulence to penury.
For the badge of penury is desire, the badge of wealth contempt.
They had lived as many had lived who have no different excuse to plead for their penury.
The fact of his penury had been like a wet blanket upon him all day.
Rich as he was, these penalties would have reduced him to penury.
They were poor, and it pierced the young man to the heart to witness their penury.