POOR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of POOR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
poor
 a.  having little or no money, goods, or other means of support
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "I wouldn't ever have it said that I stood in the way of a poor girl like Mattie marrying a smart fellow like Denis Eady," Zeena answered in a tone of plaintive self-effacement.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  The kitchen was a poor place, not "spruce" and shining as his mother had kept it in his boyhood; but it was surprising what a homelike look the mere fact of Zeena's absence gave it.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  She looked so small and pinched, in her poor dress, with the red scarf wound about her, and the cold light turning her paleness sallow, that Ethan stood before her without speaking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
4  Mrs. Hale answered simply: "There was nowhere else for her to go;" and my heart tightened at the thought of the hard compulsions of the poor.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
5  Their family had more money, more horses, more slaves than any one else in the County, but the boys had less grammar than most of their poor Cracker neighbors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
6  Sure he's poor, but he ain't trash; and I'm damned if I'll have any man, darky or white, throwing off on him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  As for the poor whites, they considered themselves well off if they owned one mule.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  Being poor white, they were not even accorded the grudging respect that Angus MacIntosh's dour independence wrung from neighboring families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  "Yes, and dead, poor thing," said Ellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  Ellen ignored all things contrary to her ideas of propriety and tried to teach Scarlett to do the same, but with poor success.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  I know what I'm talking about because I had some cousins who married each other and I give you my word their children all turned out as popeyed as bullfrogs, poor things.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  The hard little pain had at last reached Scarlett's throat and she wailed out loud--not, as Pittypat thought, for poor Charlie but because the last sounds of the wheels and the laughter were dying away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  But, if you went on too long, you got to be an old maid like India Wilkes and everyone said "poor thing" in that smug hateful way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
14  She-- she isn't herself when she hears poor Charlie's name spoken--and perhaps, after all, we shouldn't have come here tonight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  I just couldn't believe my eyes, and poor Charlie hardly dead a year.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (198 in 14 pages)
16  As an attorney, he represented the poor free of charge.
17  A nice wife and a back door will soon make a rich man poor.
18  Lighting is poor in the back lanes of the city.
19  The second prong of the strategy is the provision of basic social services for the poor.
20  His world view revolves around a battle between rich and poor.
21  Be considerate toward the poor.
22  He is a poor musician for all his training.
23  Another poor harvest could turn the country's economy upside down.
24  She dressed down to visit her poor relatives, so as not to offend them by a show of her wealth.
25  Don't let me wait, wait until the widder then see you I am afraid I've language do word poor.
26  Abstention from drinking and smoking is the only way to improve your poor health.
27  The symptoms of depression can include poor appetite and weight loss.
28  The poor stationer was at the mercy of those from whom he borrowed money.
29  He was a poor student from Madras whose genius took him to Cambridge.
30  A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife.