Beggardom



beggary (def 2).
Historical Examples

The Blue-Grass Region of Kentucky James Lane Allen
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard
The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo

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  • Beggared

    a person who begs alms or lives by begging. a penniless person. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents. a child or youngster (usually preceded by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war. to cause […]

  • Beggary

    a state or condition of utter poverty. beggars collectively. a place lived in or frequented by beggars. Historical Examples Beethoven’s Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2 Lady Wallace Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit) Frank Wedekind The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 5, No. 28, February, 1860 Various Diderot and the Encyclopdists John Morley Stories of the Badger State Reuben Gold […]



  • Beggaring

    a person who begs alms or lives by begging. a penniless person. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents. a child or youngster (usually preceded by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war. to cause […]

  • Beggarly

    like or befitting a beggar. meanly inadequate: How does he manage on such a beggarly salary? Historical Examples Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill The Book of Humorous Verse Various With the Dyaks of Borneo F. S. Brereton Chance Joseph Conrad The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume II (of 2) Florence A. […]



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