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impoverish
used in Washington Square

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Definition
make someone poorer; or make something less valuable
  • "That's what has impoverished him, eh?"
    Chapter 8 (87% in)
  • The ultimate reward of a union with a young woman who was both unattractive and impoverished ought to be connected with immediate disadvantages by some very palpable chain.
    Chapter 22 (10% in)
  • Mrs. Penniman, who was shocked at her sister's coarseness, replied that he had been actuated by the noblest of motives—the desire not to impoverish Catherine.
    Chapter 31 (12% in)
  • I am very happy that Catherine is not to be impoverished—but I hope he may never have a penny too much!
    Chapter 31 (13% in)

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