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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.
Writing about the mostly rural North Caucasus in the 1960s, the author speaks of the "beggarly state" of schoolchildren's technology groups in the region.
Cosentino exposed Dyster's motives and how the beggarly mayor chased him and not vice versa to hand out the money and get good press.
He warned the Millerites against returning to the "weak and beggarly elements of the world," (49) as this is exactly what Christ predicted of nonbelievers.
(56.) For instance, The Table of Cebes the Philosopher (London,1545) includes an allegorical vision of "women foule and sluttish, and their clothes all baudie, ragged, and beggarly" (A8v-Blr).
An anonymous farmer took up the pen to reject "beggarly insinuations respecting the increasing expenses of a farmer's family--as if the departure from the ancient mode of shaping a coat or brewing ale endangered the safety of the nation" ("Critical Opinions" 281).
Charles O'Hara's 1752 survey of economic conditions in Ireland linked the predominance of pasture to the beggarly conditions of the poor and echoed pamphleteers' claims that tillage held the key to economic development.
1) Calvin frequently referred to the Anabaptists as "heretics," "sects and parties," "beggarly gang," "rebels against God," "enemies of God and of the human race," "enemies of all order," and "enemies of government [policer and condemned their doctrine as "blasphemy against God's heavenly majesty" and "false and pernicious opinion."(155) Ever since the Imperial Law against the Anabaptists of April 23, 1529, that officially charged them with the criminal offense of heresy, Calvin the lawyer painted them with the brush of sedition and blasphemy.(156)
The resulting little bag with the pleats at the top looked like a purse, but there was nothing beggarly about its contents.
LaMamo's practical revolutionary leadership is so engaging and salutary that the devilish and corrupt Waziri is made to get his comeuppance, and the Great Mai is made to eat the humble pie by his cowardly and beggarly response to the people's raging ire after they have wasted the wily Waziri.
Without this awareness, the beggar analogy can only serve the purpose of merely reacting to perceived guilt and sensationalizing humility and beggarly conditions for no productive purpose.
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.