Sentences Containing 'indigence'
The luxury of one class is counterbalanced by the indigence of another.
And, in both cases, the law seems to have been equally ineffectual, and has never either been able to raise the wages of curates, or to sink those of labourers to the degree that was intended; because it has never been able to hinder either the one from being willing to accept of less than the legal allowance, on account of the indigence of their situation and the multitude of their competitors, or the other from receiving more, on account of the contrary competition of those who expected to derive either profit or pleasure from employing them.
For one very rich man, there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many.
The inferior ranks of people no longer looked upon that order as they had done before; as the comforters of their distress, and the relievers of their indigence.
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More Vocab Wordsheinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid