Poor in a sentence

The word "poor" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of poor and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Poor

  • Destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy; indigent.
  • So completely destitute of property as to be entitled to maintenance from the public.
  • Destitute of such qualities as are desirable, or might naturally be expected
  • Wanting in fat, plumpness, or fleshiness; lean; emaciated; meager; as, a poor horse, ox, dog, etc.
  • Wanting in strength or vigor; feeble; dejected; as, poor health; poor spirits.
  • Of little value or worth; not good; inferior; shabby; mean; as, poor clothes; poor lodgings.
  • Destitute of fertility; exhausted; barren; sterile; -- said of land; as, poor soil.
  • Destitute of beauty, fitness, or merit; as, a poor discourse; a poor picture.
  • Without prosperous conditions or good results; unfavorable; unfortunate; unconformable; as, a poor business; the sick man had a poor night.
  • Inadequate; insufficient; insignificant; as, a poor excuse.
  • Worthy of pity or sympathy; -- used also sometimes as a term of endearment, or as an expression of modesty, and sometimes as a word of contempt.
  • Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
  • A small European codfish (Gadus minutus); -- called also power cod.
  • people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
  • having little money or few possessions
  • lacking in quality or substances
  • characterized by or indicating poverty

How to use poor in a sentence. Poor pronunciation.

A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
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There are the poor men and humble-the pashas and judges and the others of the Medjidie, as thee said, are not poor.
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But you, Mr. Claridge, you clinch with the strong man at the top, and, down below, you've got as your partners the poor man, whose name is Legion.
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To-night I am weak, because I am poor.
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He knew that as that fatal blow had been delivered, there was no thought of punishment-it was blind anger and hatred: it was the ancient virus working which had filled the world with war, and armed it at the expense, the bitter and oppressive expense, of the toilers and the poor.
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These poor fellaheen had paid taxes on everything they possessed.
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Yet I do not wonder men fail to keep honest in the midst of this splendour, where all is strife as to who shall have the Prince's favour; who shall enjoy the fruits of bribery, backsheesh, and monopoly; who shall wring from the slave and the toil-ridden fellah the coin his poor body mints at the corvee, in his own taxed fields of dourha and cucumbers.
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I may sit in the court-yard and hear the singers, may listen to the tale-tellers by the light of the moon; I may hear the tales of Al-Raschid chanted by one whose tongue never falters, and whose voice is like music; after the manner of the East I may give bread and meat to the poor at sunset; I may call the dancers to the feast.
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It was not only a foreign intruder, but a poor one.
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Her ways so various are, they're hard to tell,_ _By which she does betray poor Souls to Hell.
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His Wench was glad she was so rid of him; for being become Poor, and not able to supply her with Money, she was grown quite a weary of him; but not of her way of Living; For as soon as he was gone, she repairs again to the Old Bawd; and acquainted her how matters stood with her.
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Can you take Comfort (think you) in remembering that you have ruin'd both your self and Family, by keeping of a Whore, when you shall lie upon your Dying Bed, and your poor Soul is just taking of its flight into Eternity?
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And shew thy self a poor kind-hearted Ass!
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Whilst both the Bawd and Whore which he had wasted all upon, forsook him without so much as minding what became of him; but left him poor and penniless, to seek his Bread where he could get it.
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Poor _Teague_ found he was in a bad condition; and was glad to part with his Money, that he might get out of her Clutches.
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I can't believe, Sir, says she, that that poor Stock of Beauty I am Owner of, can ever produce any such fatal Effects as those you speak of.
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The Poor Dejected Wretch, that look'd each moment to be stuck to th' Floor, resolving now to venture on the Goldsmith's Clemency, came trembling out from underneath the Bed, & begg'd of him to save his Life, and he wou'd tell him all that e'er he knew.
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The poor _Beau_ finding himself in such bad Circumstances, begg'd him for Heavens sake, he wou'd not to call a Constable; for if he shou'd be sent to Goal, his Reputation wou'd be lost for ever.
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Terms poor _Bramble_ thought; but yet considering his Circumstances, he judg'd 'twas better to comply than go to Goal, which wou'd be the Result of being had before a Justice.
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Which, when I was brought a Bed, I dispos'd to a poor Woman, who got her Living with it, by begging in the Streets.
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Examples of Poor

Example #1
And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
Example #2
Ay, and he would have it, because it pleased him to have it-like his father before him.
Example #3
Lacey looked at David with profound respect.
Example #4
Then, after a moment: "It'll do-by golly, it'll do!
Example #5
If you get a fall out of the man at the top, you're solid with the Legion.
Example #6
One does the work and another gets paid-that's the way here.