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BEGGAR. One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence.

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It is bizarre - it really does beggar belief," Bernard Linnemann, defending Dominic Playdon, aged 25, of Erdington, told Wolverhampton Crown Court.
It really does beggar belief that the Education Secretary has received a report suggesting that head teachers should be given the responsibility of finding and supervising foster parents for pupils in their schools.
SOMEof the prices matched on Betfair the night before racing often beggar belief.