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Synonyms for beggar

Synonyms for beggar

one who begs habitually or for a living

one who humbly entreats

Synonyms for beggar

be beyond the resources of

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reduce to beggary

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References in classic literature ?
Good den, good beggar that is to be," quoth Little John, "and mayst thou have no cause to beg for mercy ere I see thee next.
In front of the door three merry fellows, a tinker, a peddler, and a beggar, were seated on a bench in the sun quaffing stout ale.
Give thee good den, holy father," quoth the merry Beggar with a grin.
Telemachus took a whole loaf from the bread-basket, with as much meat as he could hold in his two hands, and said to Eumaeus, "Take this to the stranger, and tell him to go the round of the suitors, and beg from them; a beggar must not be shamefaced.
Ulysses, therefore, went on his round, going from left to right, and stretched out his hands to beg as though he were a real beggar.
Such men are welcome all the world over, but no one is likely to ask a beggar who will only worry him.
They gave the scraps to certain beggars, that all requirements might be fulfilled, and sat down to a long, luxurious smoke.
He is not a down-country beggar,' Kim went on severely, addressing the stars.
Thou art a casteless Hindu - a bold and unblushing beggar, attached, belike, to the Holy One for the sake of gain.
One excepted, whom I hold still dearer," answered the voluntary beggar.
cried he once more, and heaved his stick at the fond beggar, who, however, ran nimbly away.
I'm to be a poor, crawling beggar, sponging for rum, when I might be rolling in a coach
I know, monsieur le cure," said the beggar, "that you have always been very kind to me, and therefore I, in my turn, will be serviceable to you.
I think," said the beggar, "I can undertake things more difficult and more important than that.
So the grand-vizir went back to the bridge; gave the blind beggar first a piece of money and then a blow, delivered the Caliph's message, and rejoined his master.