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.
She believed that women often would discriminate pauper's children on behalf of those they themselves had given birth to.
He was later buried in an unmarked pauper's grave in Paris.
She also appeared in the 1962 film and Disney TV programme, "The Prince and the Pauper".
Until the 1870s the County and Borough of Northampton's pauper lunatics occupied space under a contract with the Northampton General Asylum (now St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton), a public subscription asylum located to the east of Northampton.
On opening, all rate aided patients in Northampton General Asylum were relocated to the new Berrywood asylum and the contract at the Northampton General Asylum ceased, the latter thereafter admitting principally non-pauper inmates.
When Chalmers undertook the management of the parish of St John's, the poor of the parish cost the city £1400 per annum, and in four years the pauper expenditure was reduced to £280 per annum.
The Medium Tree Finch ("Camarhynchus pauper") is a critically endangered species of bird in the Darwin's finch group of the tanager family Thraupidae.
More Vocab Wordsanecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion