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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POVERTY

She cared little for poverty or riches, as long as she had regained her chief treasures.

Many in our country do not know the pain of poverty, but we can listen to those who do.

They rend the heart with pity all the more for the reason that there is no sense in their poverty.

Its most significant details were of a sordid kind, familiar to poverty.

In the one case, as she knew it, a girl under the urge of poverty had stolen.

While Shakespeare was in London he allowed his wife to suffer the extremes of poverty.

The dread of poverty is a nightmare; it wears one's life threadbare.

True, on the train were some bearing undeniable evidences of poverty; but not many.

When she became a widow she was driven from her estates, but was happy to lead the life of poverty.

Napoleon heard all of these discussions, and was sadly aware of the poverty of his home.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old French poverte "poverty, misery, wretched condition" (Modern French pauvreté), from Latin paupertatem (nominative paupertas) "poverty," from pauper "poor" (see poor (adj.)).

Poverty line attested from 1901; poverty trap from 1966; poverty-stricken from 1803.

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