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penury
used in Sense and Sensibility

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a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • His mother explained to him her liberal designs, in case of his marrying Miss Morton; told him she would settle on him the Norfolk estate, which, clear of land-tax, brings in a good thousand a-year; offered even, when matters grew desperate, to make it twelve hundred; and in opposition to this, if he still persisted in this low connection, represented to him the certain penury that must attend the match.
    Chapter 37 (78% in)
penury = extreme poverty or destitution
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