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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person); The state of being a mendicant.

Usage examples (39)
  • "We are too much afraid of what we call beggary," said Adela.
  • Yet neither is every kind of beggary an occasion of theft and perjury, as Solomon seems to add
  • "They might turn us from this shelter, true; they might leave us nothing but charity or beggary, that is sure enough.
  • It seemed a pleasant alternative to starvation and beggary. for more
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