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penury
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Jane Eyre
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  • It was too far to return to dinner, and an allowance of cold meat and bread, in the same penurious proportion observed in our ordinary meals, was served round between the services.

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  • The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
  • knowing no burden of heavy tedious penury.
    Shakespeare, William  --  As You Like It

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