Definition: very poor person
Definition: very poor person
Sentences Containing 'pauper'
It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
Does it quench the pauper's thirst if the King drink for him?
Nay, it may well be that on those journeys into remote regions he came across now and then a specimen of the pauper gentleman, with his lean hack and his greyhound and his books of chivalry, dreaming away his life in happy ignorance that the world had changed since his great-grandfather's old helmet was new.
When he wrote those lines in which "with a few strokes of a great master he sets before us the pauper gentleman," he had no idea of the goal to which his imagination was leading him.
If so, and if that be thy pleasure, I give it to thee now, once and for all, and much good may it do thee, for so long as I see myself rid of such a good-for-nothing squire I'll be glad to be left a pauper without a rap.
The last squire dragged out his existence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.
The furniture of the room was old-fashioned and dusty; and the green baize on the top of the writing-table had lost all its colour, and was as withered and pale as an old pauper.
Some attempts had been made, I noticed, to infuse new blood into this dwindling frame, by repairing the costly old wood-work here and there with common deal; but it was like the marriage of a reduced old noble to a plebeian pauper, and each party to the ill-assorted union shrunk away from the other.
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
More Vocab Words::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
::: chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
::: supplant - take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: capsize - (of a boat) turn over
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding