toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
make someone poorer; or make something less valuable
  • But I do mind seeing the process of impoverishment from a sort of—I don't know what to call it— innocence.
    Part Two (45% in)
  • You'll say again that I'm a reactionist, or some other terrible word; but all the same it does annoy and anger me to see on all sides the impoverishing of the nobility to which I belong, and, in spite of the amalgamation of classes, I'm glad to belong.
    Part Two (45% in)
  • And their impoverishment is not due to extravagance—that would be nothing; living in good style —that's the proper thing for noblemen; it's only the nobles who know how to do it.
    Part Two (45% in)
  • In consequence of this, in the higher spheres, and even in society, all was chaos, and although everyone was interested, no one could tell whether the native tribes really were becoming impoverished and ruined, or whether they were in a flourishing condition.
    Part Four (22% in)

There are no more uses of "impoverish" in Anna Karenina.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®