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pauper
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
someone who is very poor
  • Even in this system fraud was frequent; but still the work put needed capital in the hands of practical paupers, and some, at least, was well spent.
    Chapter 2 (74% in)
  • So, too, Colonel Eaton, the superintendent of Tennessee and Arkansas, ruled over one hundred thousand freedmen, leased and cultivated seven thousand acres of cotton land, and fed ten thousand paupers a year.
    Chapter 2 (18% in)
  • The opponents of the measure declared that the war was over, and the necessity for war measures past; that the Bureau, by reason of its extraordinary powers, was clearly unconstitutional in time of peace, and was destined to irritate the South and pauperize the freedmen, at a final cost of possibly hundreds of millions.
    Chapter 2 (47% in)
  • A revolution such as that of '63 is a terrible thing; they that rose rich in the morning often slept in paupers' beds.
    Chapter 7 (86% in)
  • So skilfully and so closely has he drawn the bonds of the law about the tenant, that the black man has often simply to choose between pauperism and crime; he "waives" all homestead exemptions in his contract; he cannot touch his own mortgaged crop, which the laws put almost in the full control of the land-owner and of the merchant.
    Chapter 8 (47% in)
  • A "submerged tenth" of croppers, with a few paupers; forty per cent who are metayers and thirty-nine per cent of semi-metayers and wage-laborers.
    Chapter 8 (78% in)
  • I am not saying a word against all legitimate efforts to purge the ballot of ignorance, pauperism, and crime.
    Chapter 9 (48% in)

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