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penury
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King Lear
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  • and am bethought
    To take the basest and most poorest shape
    That ever penury, in contempt of man

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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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