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Poverty meaning

poverty - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Want; indigence; poorness.

poverty - examples of usage

  1. Those whose poverty is due to the first three causes are commonly called the worthy poor. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. He, an Englishman, had saved this heroic daughter of France from poverty.... - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. The diseases of poverty are entirely done away with. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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