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penury
used in Gone with the Wind

2 uses
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Definition
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  • Ashamed that she was poor and reduced to galling shifts and penury and work that negroes should do.
    4.35 (93% in)
  • Remembering the bitter hungry days at Tara and her more recent penury, Scarlett felt that she could never eat enough of these rich dishes.
    5.48 (28% in)

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