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penury
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • It contained but two rooms, and these exhibited all the squalidness of the most miserable penury.
    Chapter 19 (82% in)
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • During one of their walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed children gathered about it spoke of penury in its worst shape.
    Chapter 1 (66% in)

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