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ALMS. In its most extensive sense, this comprehends every species of relief bestowed upon the poor, and, therefore, including all charities. In a more, limited sense, it signifies what is given by public authority for the relief of the poor. Shelford on Mortmain, 802, note (x); 1 Dougl. Election Cas. 370; 2 Id. 107; Heywood on Elections, 263.

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For not unfrequently it happens that, for some reason or another, one feels abased, and inclined to value oneself at nothing, and to account oneself lower than a dishclout; but this merely arises from the fact that at the time one is feeling harassed and depressed, like the poor boy who today asked of me alms.
A plain and simple beggar, as I have said, my lord, who asks for alms, as he gives holy water; a practice he has carried on for six years on the steps of St.
said Gondy, laughing; "I was not aware my alms were so well invested.
The mendicant received both the alms and the sarcasm without wincing, and continued, in lamentable tones,--
He said, "Considering who the disciples were, it would be absurd to conceive the doctrine of generosity, or giving alms, to have been preached to them.
Mr Allworthy answered, "He could not dispute with the captain in the Greek language, and therefore could say nothing as to the true sense of the word which is translated charity; but that he had always thought it was interpreted to consist in action, and that giving alms constituted at least one branch of that virtue.
They have started with a season of 12 Cuban alms, inaugurated last week with the Birmingham premiere - after nearly half a century - of Tomas Alea's 1962 comedy 12 Chairs, which attracted a healthy audience to the Library Theatre.
The sister Audi Sport North America R10 TDI driven by Marco Werner and fellow German Mike Rockenfeller, started the 12th and final round of this year's ALMS championship from seventh place and finished third overall - second in LM P1 after 157 laps - 21.
Recognition as genuine demoniacs brought the women sympathy and aid: as of October 1603 their families were receiving weekly alms from the municipality.
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Zardari donated alms and food to the orphan and poor students of Madrassahs.
After such a positive start to our Alms career, today was disappointing," said Al Masaood.