poor englannista suomeksi
Of low quality.
(RQ:Maxwell Mirror and the Lamp)
''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.
(quote-book)| title=(w)| chapter=15| url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2004261W| passage=Mr. Campion sighed. ‘Poor man,’ he said. ‘He sees his great sacrifices rejected by the gods, and so, no doubt, all the Misses Eumenides let loose again to plague him.’
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.
1611, (w), (w), 26:8–11:
- ...when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might haue bin sold for much, and giuen to the poore. When Iesus vnderstood it, he said vnto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good worke vpon me. For ye haue the poore alwayes with you, but me ye haue not alwayes.
1972, Anonymous translation of (w) as "Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith", International Publishers:
- ''Then there have not always been proletarians?''No. There have always been ''poor'' and ''working classes;'' and those who worked were almost always the poor. But there have not always been proletarians, just as competition has not always been free.
2010 Jan. 27, (w), "Populism: Just Like Racism!", ''True/Slant'':
- This is the same Randian bullshit that we've been hearing from people like (w) for ages and its entire premise is really revolting and insulting—this idea that the way society works is that the productive "rich" feed the needy "poor," and that any attempt by the latter to punish the former for "excesses" might inspire (w) his way of town and leave the helpless poor on their own to starve. That's basically (w)'s entire argument here. Yes, the rich and powerful do rig the game in their own favor, and yes, they are guilty of "excesses"—but fucking with it, if you want to eat.
1340, (w) translating Laurent du Bois as ''(w)'', p. 195:
- ...me vint of ane king to huam a poure acsede ane peny...
1625, Thomas Jackson, ''A Treatise Containing the Originall of Vnbeliefe'', Pt. v, Ch. xvi, §6:
- He had given somewhat to every poore in the Parish.
2003 August 10, ''Dallas News'', p. 3:
- It is very evident that Americans are being ‘poored down’ to suit the world socialist agenda, and to maximize profits for the international corporations.
1467, Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, Vol. II, p. 88:
(RQ:Dickens Our Mutual Friend)