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 Meanings and Examples of PAUPER
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 n.  very poor person; one living on or eligible for public charity
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  She's a pauper that's hung onto us all after her father'd done his best to ruin us.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
2  I'm not asking any girl to marry a pauper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
4  And indeed I don't know whether he had not been a pauper all his life.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In III
5  But I, as one of the undeserving poor, have nothing between me and the pauper's uniform but this here blasted three thousand a year that shoves me into the middle class.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
6  I would as soon have been charged with a pauper brat out of a workhouse: but he was weak, naturally weak.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
7  The furniture of the room was old-fashioned and dusty; and the green baize on the top of the writing-table had lost all its colour, and was as withered and pale as an old pauper.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
8  The master, in his cook's uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
9  That is why he had a very simple funeral for Fantine, and reduced it to that strictly necessary form known as the pauper's grave.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
10  But the number of workhouse inmates got thin as well as the paupers; and the board were in ecstasies.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
11  He merely returned their salutations with a wave of his hand, and relaxed not in his dignified pace, until he reached the farm where Mrs. Mann tended the infant paupers with parochial care.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
12  And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
13  It is a eye I never knew to fail with paupers.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
14  Mr. Bumble, seeing with excruciating feelings, the delight of the two old paupers, who were tittering together most rapturously, hesitated for an instant.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
15  Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, deprived of their situations, were gradually reduced to great indigence and misery, and finally became paupers in that very same workhouse in which they had once lorded it over others.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIII
Example Sentence:
1  Though Widow Brown was living on a reduced income, she was by no means a pauper.