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- 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)
There are no more uses of "penury" in Gone with the Wind.
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