Poverty in a sentence

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Definition of Poverty

  • The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
  • Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
  • the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

How to use poverty in a sentence. Poverty pronunciation.

I believe I never appreciated, till then, the poverty of the human machinery-for I still needed a hand or two to place elsewhere.
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Till at last her Pride and Pleasure had brought him to Pain and Poverty.
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When the young painter forsakes poverty and sincerity for wealth and popularity, he steadily degenerates as an artist and eventually loses his soul.
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Poverty in early years sometimes makes men rather close and miserly in middle age, as it certainly did in the case of Ibsen, who seemed to think that charity began and ended at home.
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As Merezhkovski puts it: "This victim of poverty dealt with money as if he held it not an evil, but utter rubbish.
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The other, all his life dreaming and preaching of poverty, not only has not given away, but has greatly multiplied his very substantial possessions.
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The flame of his literary ambition was not quenched by the most abject poverty, nor by the death of those whom he loved most intensely.
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And the bodily distress of poverty did not cut him nearly so sharply as its shame.
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An educated, accomplished lady, reduced to the very lowest round of poverty's ladder, whom we shall call Mrs. X-, bears unfailing testimony to God's hearing and answering the prayer of faith.
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A lady of superior culture and refinement, fell from opulence to extreme poverty, within four years.
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The sad father confessed his poverty, and his wife in tears begged him to make _some_ effort to procure food for them before the Sabbath.
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A poor negro woman, after the death of her husband, had no means of support for herself and two little children, except the labor of her own hands; yet she found means out of her deep poverty to give something for the promotion of the cause of her Redeemer, and would never fail to pay, on the very day it became due, her regular subscription to the church of which she was a member.
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But our schools being decidedly Protestant, and I preaching regularly, the opposition from Romanists was very strong; this, together with the extreme poverty of the people, made our income very small.
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She outlived all her early associations; all her children and grandchildren, husband and brother passed on before, leaving her alone in poverty and sickness.
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He was employed as book-keeper in a large mercantile house; but soon became addicted to drink, and the story is ever the same; loss of position, poverty, disgrace, suffering and recklessness.
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Her story was done, and, as her carriage was waiting at the door, she took her departure, leaving us all mute with surprise that one so rich and generous had been trained to give amid poverty.
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Mention, again and again, was made of the widow's mite, or poor men's gifts, and, as the boxes were passed, he felt sad that, in his deep poverty, he could not cast in a single penny.
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This lady in her faith work has had under her constant care as many as twenty-two helpless invalids, of utter poverty, yet prayer has always brought them needed supplies, and the Lord has kept them.
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The Elector of Treves, and many persons of the Emperor's suite, supported earnestly this petition of Madame Buiting, whom her husband's death had reduced almost to poverty, and in which she besought the Emperor's aid for the children of this German physician, whose attentions had saved the lives of so many of his brave soldiers.
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She had brought into the world three sons and three daughters; of the former, two were dead, and of the latter, one,-in each case, poverty of diet having proved fatal to a weak constitution.
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Examples of Poverty

Example #1
Pen cannot describe how I was jolted up.
Example #2
I sat down on a stone, with a sigh, and by a natural impulse one of my hands sought my forehead, and the other the base of my stomach.
Example #3
Neglecting of his Business, and Maintaining of his Miss, had made him run in Debt, and he began to be so haunted by Bailiffs and Sergeants, that he was forc'd to fly into the _Low-Countries_ to secure himself; Chusing rather to trust to his Heels than his Hands.
Example #4
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.
Example #5
Into this strange story he has also indicated two of the great guiding principles of his life: his intense democratic sympathies, and his devotion to the highest ideals in Art.
Example #6
The ending of the story, with the disappearance of the portrait, is remarkably clever.