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marked by poverty befitting a beggar

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(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

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This beggarly outsider challenged from the street the authorities of the Temple, the state, the synagogue, and the household.
That gave the audience a far better sightline, but supersized the supposedly beggarly garret.
Moreover, she reveals that her earlier fear of conflict between duty to father and duty to husband was baseless; "great France" has been won over through compassion, not justice, by the tale of Lear's beggarly need, and love, dear love, does not acknowledge territorial boundaries.
Whereas previously Kemble was beggarly, in plate three he is miserly and raises a flail to a washerwomen who, we are told, 'refused to give him his shirt till he had settled the immense sum of fifteen Pence.
The husband's new habiliment or rather dis-investiture is a beggarly Odyssean disguise procured from a used clothes peddler, topped with a burlesque wig of reddish hair, a fool's cap of sorts.
Rather, I have in mind the two points at which he is not just playing the beggar, but is indeed beggarly, the moments when, after his long wanderings in the enchanted lands, he arrives on the island of Skheria, land of the Phaeacians, and when, conveyed across the waves by those same Phaeacians, he arrives on another island, his homeland, Ithaka, at last.
And heralds would gallop from town to town, summoning the beggarly and escheated ragtag crowds to raze Jewish dwellings and shops.
He portrays them as a beggarly, thieving, adulterous riff-raff, who, if they could be taught that their bastard offspring were a cashable asset, might take better care to preserve and nourish them in infancy, and also refrain from beating their wives when they are pregnant for fear of a miscarriage (A Modest Proposal, The Prose Writings Vol.
There were one or two beggarly men moving amongst the tables trying to sell trumpery souvenirs.
For as Cedric Whitman argues, at the time of Oedipus the King's circa 429 BCE performance "Athens was far too full of fraudulent, beggarly oracle-mongers for any educated man to be utterly naive in the matter" (1951, 133).
For instance, of the novels of anarchist philosopher William Godwin, Hazlitt writes approvingly that "there is no look of patch-work and plagiarism, the beggarly copiousness of borrowed wealth" (289).
He said the beggarly rulers had lowered the image of the country.
Roused from his stupor the following day, the bard neatly rounded up his impression of the little villages close to his place of birth: Piping Pebworth, Dancing Marston, Haunted Hillboro, Hungry Grafton, Dodging Exhall, Papist Wixford, Beggarly Broom and Dunken Bidford.
To blunt HIV incidence in a big way, providers will have to give positive prevention a top-drawer spot in their treatment plans, even if time is short and reimbursement beggarly.