poor


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people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)

having little money or few possessions

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characterized by or indicating poverty

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lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances

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not sufficient to meet a need

unsatisfactory

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References in classic literature ?
"Monseigneur, there are so many little heaps of poor grass?"
Otherwise, the place will be quickly forgotten, it will never be found when I am dead of the same malady, I shall be laid under some other heap of poor grass.
"Has pardon been granted to me?" asked poor Harlequin with a voice that was hardly a breath.
Tom grasped his hand, and continued,--"Ye mustn't, now, tell Chloe, poor soul!
"O, don't!,--oh, ye mustn't!" said Tom, grasping his hand; "he's a poor mis'able critter!
Still the father did not know what that explanation meant, and the burst of anguish with which the poor girl left him.
And he read the song of gratitude which Hannah sang, and which says, who it is who maketh poor and maketh rich, and bringeth low and exalteth--how the poor shall be raised up out of the dust, and how, in his own might, no man shall be strong.
Wesley did; and what he came down for was to tell good news about God to the poor. Why, you and me, dear friends, are poor.
"But perhaps doubts come into your mind like this: Can God take much notice of us poor people?
Think you that that poor woman could hear my voice and not recover reason?"
Philippe then saw the poor insane creature lying on a bench in the sun.
You know how poor we are' (it is probable he did, having some reason to know it!), 'and what a glimpse of wealth I had, and how it melted away, and how I am here in this ridiculous mourning--which I hate!--a kind of a widow who never was married.
I hate to be poor, and we are degradingly poor, offensively poor, miserably poor, beastly poor.
"And where we shall still suffer, my poor Athanase, until your works succeed.
Men are hard-hearted, and kind angels only Watch o'er the steps of a poor orphan child.