in penury

See: poor
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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.
She went dashing on for a season, but years came and money went: she sunk, at length, in difficulty and debt, disgrace and misery; and died at last, as I have heard, in penury, neglect, and utter wretchedness.
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
These fatcats should be living in penury along with the people who have taken pay cuts, lost their jobs or are feeling the strain of tax increases - because of these bigwigs' actions.
Retired in their thirties, they can live in relative comfort unlike so many in the past who finished up in penury.
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil called on the Sangeet Natak Akademi to identify and provide assistance to teachers of folk traditions living in penury to preserve the country's rich cultural heritage.
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.
Policies such as the destruction of "illegal" slums that have left thousands homeless suffering in penury and pestilence.
He was incarcerated then deported, and spent his final years living in penury in Brazil, dying with $75 in his bank account.
More often than not, the pursuit ended in penury and tragedy (a case in point, the sculptress Elizabeth Prophet, whose story of achievement and subsequent loss is one of many heartbreaking minor strands woven into the texture of this biography).