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''The poor are always with us.''
Of low quality.
''Used to express pity.''
(RQ:Belloc Lowndes Lodger)
- Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly a newspaper he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
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Deficient in a specified way.
a. 1686, Benjamin Calamy, ''Sermon 1''
- That I have wronged no Man, will be a poor plea or apology at the last day.
1902, John Buchan, ''The Outgoing of the Tide''
- The temptation was more than mortal heart could resist. She gave him the promise he sought, stifling the voice of conscience; and as she clung to his neck it seemed to her that heaven was a poor thing compared with a man's love.
Free from self-assertion; not proud or arrogant; meek.
- Blessed are the poor in spirit.