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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A state of extreme poverty or destitution.

Usage examples (37)
  • He would have died in penury and obscurity had he limited himself to the work of barrel-making.
  • Waylaid by want and penury is but a stranger wight!
  • We'll be told that our penury is a necessary sacrifice to save the planet.
  • And our children's children, it's called penury at Hang On to Your Wallet! for more
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