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penury
used in Measure for Measure

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Definition
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • The weariest and most loathed worldly life
    That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment
    Can lay on nature is a paradise
    To what we fear of death.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (48% in)
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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