straitened circumstances

See: poverty
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Perhaps his straitened circumstances made it hard for him to have to hear of piles of gold passing through the hands of an irresponsible fool like myself within the space of a quarter of an hour.
Willis, issued this touching appeal to the admirers of genius on behalf of the neglected author, his dying wife and her devoted mother, then living under very straitened circumstances in a little cottage at Fordham, N.
It is but bare justice to Mr Swiveller to say, that, although the expenses of her education kept him in straitened circumstances for half a dozen years, he never slackened in his zeal, and always held himself sufficiently repaid by the accounts he heard (with great gravity) of her advancement, on his monthly visits to the governess, who looked upon him as a literary gentleman of eccentric habits, and of a most prodigious talent in quotation.
It was true that his hotel pointed to the most straitened circumstances.
In the privacy of a four-wheeler, on her way to a charity cottage (one of a row) which by the exiguity of its dimensions and the simplicity of its accommodation, might well have been devised in kindness as a place of training for the still more straitened circumstances of the grave, she was forced to hid from her own child a blush of remorse and shame.
For a noble family they were in somewhat straitened circumstances financially.
Are you aware how small his means are, and of the straitened circumstances of his widow?
He is left in straitened circumstances as a result and has health problems", defence barrister Karl Williams said.
Like all authorities, Conwy is in straitened circumstances and needs to generate as much income as possible.
And far too often this season, both the players and manager have failed to deliver, notwithstanding the straitened circumstances of the club.
Now we learn Age Concern Birmingham acts as a glorified piggy-bank for staff, dishing out loans to those in straitened circumstances "which are always repaid".
While the heart soars at the prospect of highly-rated Adam Armstrong, just 16, breaking into the Newcastle team, last year's misadventures are a cautionary tale about over-reliance on young players in straitened circumstances.