beggarly


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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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A man brought me something yesterday, and then stood loafing in a beggarly manner.
No,' he cries, 'you can't imagine what a satisfaction it is to feel all that penniless, beggarly lot of the dear, honest, meritorious poor wriggling and slobbering under one's boots.
We can only offer you a beggarly five hundred to start with.
An abbot and a dozen beggarly friars is all we have.
Think ye that your beggarly feast was worth three pounds, let alone three hundred?
And all because she will not find a beggarly sum which she could get by turning her diamonds into paste.
Above all, I would not have any one read an old author merely that he might not be ignorant of him; that is most beggarly, and no good can come of it.
Exemption from the stress of authority in a beggarly half
Often had Alleyne curled his lip at the beggarly craving for land or for gold which blinded man to the higher and more lasting issues of life.
What man but a philosopher would not be ashamed to see his furniture packed in a cart and going up country exposed to the light of heaven and the eyes of men, a beggarly account of empty boxes?
The dog too went: the most noble-looking item in the beggarly assets.
And you thought to rob me of my son, too, and bring him up to be a dirty Yankee tradesman, or a low, beggarly painter?
A difference arising at play between the two lads, Master Blifil called Tom a beggarly bastard.
The inn at Kinlochaline was the most beggarly vile place that ever pigs were styed in, full of smoke, vermin, and silent Highlanders.
said Hester, the little kitchen-maid late on her promotion--"and to Madame Crawley, so good and kind, and his Rev'rince (with a curtsey), and you may search all MY boxes, Mum, I'm sure, and here's my keys as I'm an honest girl, though of pore parents and workhouse bred--and if you find so much as a beggarly bit of lace or a silk stocking out of all the gownds as YOU'VE had the picking of, may I never go to church agin.