in penury

See: poor
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Cram not in people, by sending too fast company after company; but rather harken how they waste, and send supplies proportionably; but so, as the number may live well in the plantation, and not by surcharge be in penury.
He left it on his marriage, and settled down on a small property he had near Quimper to live for the rest of his days in peace; but the failure of an attorney left him suddenly penniless, and neither he nor his wife was willing to live in penury where they had enjoyed consideration.
They said this was an indication that many of these actors and actresses who people see as 'high up there' are actually living in penury, wondering what could make a 'high-class' actress to be going about in Keke NAPEP.
Despite our best efforts, however, Freddie died in penury, without getting the award.
Meanwhile, Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Bin Daghr heaped praise on Kuwait for its earnest desire to come to the aid of the Yemeni people, many of whom live in penury because of a war that remains largely unabated.
It should be remembered that many people who are in penury because of benefit sanctions would not be able to afford this most basic need.
As many of Mr Bryant's constituents languish in penury and consequent ill health, it might have been better had he declined the invitation.
Asian Games gold medallist Makhan Singh who died in penury gets honoured
The poor are still being exploited and living in penury, we do not consider it as independence," said Pramod, one of the maoists.
They are using bribe money as a way of tackling street savagery at a time when 38 per cent of ex-service pensioners are living in penury.
He was forced out in 1939, and died in penury in a flat in Putney in 1947.
With increases in gas, electricity, council tax, public transport and now water the low paid are left in penury.