beggar


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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 ?
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.
"Thou hast divined me well," answered the voluntary beggar, with lightened heart.
--"One excepted, whom I hold still dearer," answered the voluntary beggar. "Thou thyself art good, O Zarathustra, and better even than a cow!"
Such men are welcome all the world over, but no one is likely to ask a beggar who will only worry him.
Now when Penelope heard that the beggar had been struck in the banqueting-cloister, she said before her maids, "Would that Apollo would so strike you, Antinous," and her waiting woman Eurynome answered, "If our prayers were answered not one of the suitors would ever again see the sun rise." Then Penelope said, "Nurse, {147} I hate every single one of them, for they mean nothing but mischief, but I hate Antinous like the darkness of death itself.
I'm to be a poor, crawling beggar, sponging for rum, when I might be rolling in a coach!
I am only a beggar's brat, as the Eye of Beauty has said,' he wailed in extravagant terror.
The son tossed a silver coin through the sunlight, grumbling something about beggars and jugglers.
"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."
de Cominges almost to frenzy with the sight of this spoon dangling before her lips." Another factor is the circumstance that even when, overjoyed at winning, the Grandmother was distributing alms right and left, and taking every one to be a beggar, she again snapped out to the General that he was not going to be allowed any of her money-- which meant that the old lady had quite made up her mind on the point, and was sure of it.
"But I ain't no beggar!" he added, with sudden spirit.
'Let us be beggars,' said the child passing an arm round his neck,
Poor Jurgis might have been expected to make a successful beggar. He was just out of the hospital, and desperately sick-looking, and with a helpless arm; also he had no overcoat, and shivered pitifully.
These are the corporate beggars. But there are, besides, the individual beggars; and how does the heart of the Secretary fail him when he has to cope with THEM!