poverty-stricken


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Everybody who is at all acquainted with theatrical matters knows what a host of shabby, poverty-stricken men hang about the stage of a large establishment--not regularly engaged actors, but ballet people, procession men, tumblers, and so forth, who are taken on during the run of a pantomime, or an Easter piece, and are then discharged, until the production of some heavy spectacle occasions a new demand for their services.
It had a poverty-stricken appearance with its dusty yellow paper peeling off the walls, and it was so low-pitched that a man of more than average height was ill at ease in it and felt every moment that he would knock his head against the ceiling.
They had lounged away in a poverty-stricken, purposeless, accidental manner, quite natural and unimpeachable.
There were pilgrims, for the most part discharged soldiers, unaccustomed to a settled life, poverty-stricken, and many of them drunken old men, who tramped from monastery to monastery merely to be fed.
I could never tell from inspecting such a load whether it belonged to a so-called rich man or a poor one; the owner always seemed poverty-stricken.
QUETTA -- A day after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as majority party in the Senate, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has expressed desire to see a candidate from the poverty-stricken province as leader of the Upper House.
According to the statistics from the UN's report on women and the statistical comparisons drawn between the countries included in the report, women in the province of Sindh are far more undernourished than their counterparts in the poverty-stricken but oil-rich Nigeria.
In addition, Grant encouraged Markle to help their poverty-stricken dad.
The project will prioritise schools in slums, arid areas and poverty-stricken regions.
Summary: Hojai (Assam) [India], Jan 29 (ANI): A poverty-stricken women in Assam's Hojai area hung her three daughters and then committed suicide.
The poverty-stricken people cannot reap the fruits of independence, unless poverty is rooted out from the whole country.
Body of a poverty-stricken woman was found hanging in her rented house in the limits of Baghbanpura police on Monday afternoon.