POVERTY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of poverty
Definition:
n. lack of money; state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts
Example:
President Correa has shown he is determined to follow a radical program of reforms to tackle poverty in Ecuador.
Sentence in Classic:
The fruitful earth gave them her bounty: beasts and birds were their willing servants: they knew not the ills our flesh is heir to, disease and poverty and death: all that a great and generous God could do for them was done.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
At the crest of the hill at Inchicore sightseers had gathered in clumps to watch the cars careering homeward and through this channel of poverty and inaction the Continent sped its wealth and industry.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
They said that my uncle was a friend of theirs, that he had died some months before in great poverty in Johannesburg, and that he had asked them with his last breath to hunt up his relations, and see that they were in no want.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The darling of his desires was, to be a doctor, but poverty had decreed that he should be nothing higher than a village schoolmaster.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
Instead of poverty, general prosperity and content; instead of hostility, harmony and unity of interests.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
His position was the more difficult because with his salary of twelve hundred rubles he had not only to keep himself, his mother, and Sonya, but had to shield his mother from knowledge of their poverty.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The daughter has acquired a gay air of being very much at home in society: the bravado of genteel poverty.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
As to sleep, I had dreams of poverty in all sorts of shapes, but I seemed to dream without the previous ceremony of going to sleep.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Everywhere in the latter the visitors were struck with the way in which poverty went with glittering, fashionable profusion.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Wherefore it has been said that as poverty and hunger are needed to make men industrious, so laws are needed to make them good.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
There was room for her, after all, in this crowded selfish world of pleasure whence, so short a time since, her poverty had seemed to exclude her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context