reduced to beggary

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In this latter event innocent people have been killed, others hospitalised and reduced to beggary, having been made bereft of their homes and possessions in minutes in a real-life version of a disaster movie.
This is quite remarkable for a man who was once reduced to beggary.
The cry in western Canada, wrote one reporter, was "for one thing and one thing alone: water" Two out of three people in rural Saskatchewan were destitute, and the province was reduced to beggary.
Ragged and bent, he lived his last years in Liverpool, sometimes reduced to beggary, as he limped round the streets, even selling his VC to make ends meet.

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