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pauper

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Definition someone who is very poor
  • I want to go to a college where the loans won't leave me feeling like a pauper-in-waiting.
pauper = person who is very poor
  • It is a story about a prince who changes places with a pauper.
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • He had no intention of letting the authorities turn them into paupers.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • paupers = people who are very poor
  • What with mortgages and arrears, I'm as short o' cash as a roadside pauper.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • She did not look like a pauper.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal—there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • We see that every pauper wears the anklet of title in Umuofia.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • One year later 1,500 lawyers were prepared to take the pauper's oath to qualify for work relief.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • You got to report a death, an' when you do that, they either take forty dollars for the undertaker or they take him for a pauper.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • And the way he moves, even the way he holds himself, is refined and graceful, deliberate and delicate, like he's lived his life as a prince and is now pretending to be the pauper.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • So felons were not lodged and fed better than soldiers, (to say nothing of paupers,) and seldom set fire to their prisons with the excusable object of improving the flavor of their soup.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • paupers = people who are very poor
  • The rook knew he would be easy to spot in the capital city, so as he left the encampment, he grabbed a blanket and draped it over his battlements to give himself the appearance of an anonymous pauper.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • And far better that crows and ravens — if any ravens there be in these regions — should pick my flesh from my bones, than that they should be prisoned in a workhouse coffin and moulder in a pauper's grave.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • Under the chair, there were several piles of grimy books. Emily reached down and looked at the spines. The Red Badge of Courage. The Prince and the Pauper. She remembered reading them in...
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • None so ready as she to give of her little substance to every demand of poverty, even though the bitter-hearted pauper threw back a gibe in requital of the food brought regularly to his door, or the garments wrought for him by the fingers that could have embroidered a monarch's robe.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • pauper = person who is very poor
  • On my hands and knees while scrubbing the bathroom tile, I imagined I was the prince in the story The Prince and the Pauper.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • They take forty to bury Grampa an' we won't get to California—or else they'll bury him a pauper.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • Upon your knees, ye pauper scum,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • Granma a pauper, an' buried a pauper.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • pauper = someone who is very poor
  • Granma a pauper, an' buried a pauper.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
pauper = someone who is very poor

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