|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (II) Intersocial Volition|
| Section IV. Possessive Relations|
| 4. Monetary Relations|
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|NOUN:||POVERTY, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, wolf at the door.|
STRAITS; bad -, poor -, needy -, embarrassed -, reduced -, straightened- circumstances; slender -, narrow- means; hand-to-mouth existence, res angusta domi [L.], low water [slang, U. S.], impecuniosity.
MENDICITY, beggary, mendicancy; broken -, loss of- fortune; insolvency (nonpayment) [See Nonpayment].
empty -purse, - pocket; light purse; a beggarly account of empty boxes [Romeo and Juliet].
POOR MAN, pauper, mumper, mendicant, beggar, starveling; pauvre diable [F.], fakir or fakeer [India], sunyasi [India], schnorrer [Yiddish].
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|VERB:||BE POOR &c. adj.; want, lack, starve, live from hand to mouth, have seen better days, go down in the world, come upon the parish; go to -the dogs, - the almshouse, - the poorhouse, - rack and ruin; not have a -penny (money) [See Money], - shot in ones locker; beg ones bread, - from door to door; tirer le diable par la queue [F.]; run into debt (debt) [See Debt].|
RENDER POOR &c. adj.; impoverish; reduce, - to poverty; pauperize, fleece, ruin, bring on the parish.
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|ADJECTIVE:||POOR, indigent; poverty-stricken; badly -, poorly -, ill- off; poor as -a rat, - a church mouse, - Job, - Jobs turkey [colloq.]; fortuneless, dowerless, moneyless, penniless; unportioned, unmoneyed; impecunious; out -, short- of -money, - cash; without -, not- worth- a rap (money) [See Money]; qui na pas le sou [F.], out of pocket, hard up; out at -elbows, - heels; seedy [colloq.], in rags, barefooted; beggarly, beggared, destitute; fleeced, stripped; bereft, bereaved; reduced.|
IN WANT &c. n.; needy, necessitous, distressed, pinched, straitened; put to ones -shifts, - last shifts; unable to -keep the wolf from the door, - make both ends meet; embarrassed, under hatches; involved (in debt) [See Debt]; insolvent (not paying) [See Nonpayment].
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|ADVERB:||in formâ pauperis [L.].|
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- Zonam perdidit.
- A penniless lass wi a lang pedigree.Lady Nairne
- À pobreza no hay vergüenza.
- He that is down can fall no lower.Butler
- Poca roba poco pensiero.
in poverty to the very lips.Othello
- The short and simple annals of the poor.Gray
- The beggarly last doit.Cowper
- I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.II Henry IV
- I only ask that Fortune send A little more than I can spend.Holmes
- I enjoyed the immunities of impecuniosity with the opportunities of a millionaire.Shaw