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 Meanings and Examples of POVERTY
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poverty
 n.  lack of money; state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts
Classic Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  But they were as fiercely proud in their poverty as the planters were in their wealth, and they would accept nothing that smacked of charity from their rich neighbors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  But Gerald had known poverty, and he could never learn to lose money with good humor or good grace.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  A man could gamble himself to poverty and still be a gentleman, but a professional gambler could never be anything but an outcast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  She was so tired of poverty and pinching.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  No one, looking at her now, would suspect that poverty and want were standing at her shoulder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  She knew she should believe devoutly, as they did, that a born lady remained a lady, even if reduced to poverty, but she could not make herself believe it now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  No depth of poverty could ever have made Ellen feel ashamed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  I didn't come to gloat over your poverty but to wish you long life and happiness in your marriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  Now, let's hear about your poverty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  No, she didn't want her children raised in this welter of hate and uncertainty, of bitterness and violence lurking just below the surface, of poverty and grinding hardships and insecurity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Melanie was young but she had in her all the qualities this embattled remnant prized, poverty and pride in poverty, uncomplaining courage, gaiety, hospitality, kindness and, above all, loyalty to all the old traditions.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
12  There were men of good family, driven to desperation by poverty, who had gone over to the enemy, become Republicans and accepted positions from the conquerors, so their families would not be on charity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Sometimes when Scarlett saw guests sitting on the grass, sipping tea, the only refreshment the Wilkeses could afford, she wondered how Melanie could bring herself to expose her poverty so shamelessly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
14  This new system of leasing convicts had come into being because of the poverty of the state after the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  Reverence for the Confederacy, honor to the veterans, loyalty to old forms, pride in poverty, open hands to friends and undying hatred to Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
Example Sentence: (52 in 4 pages)
16  After the financial disaster, she was consigned to a life of poverty.
17  Starvation and poverty are the result of global economic exploitation, not lack of resources.
18  Fifty years of bilateral aid programmes does not seem to have done much to reduce global poverty.
19  Love and poverty are hard to hide.
20  This section explores how mothers resist the impact of poverty on the health of their children.
21  Sloth is the key of poverty.
22  Thirteen per cent of the population live below the poverty line.
23  There is no virtue that poverty destroyeth not.
24  She has made a television documentary on poverty in our cities.
25  Ten per cent of the population lived in poverty.
26  Most of the population lives in grinding poverty.
27  We need to take positive steps to improve the situation of families in poverty.
28  Politicians are cut off from the reality of poverty.
29  Women in this region were enslaved by poverty.
30  The study shows the close relation between poverty and ill health.