[ UK /pˈɒvəti/ ]
[ US /ˈpɑvɝti/ ]
[ US /ˈpɑvɝti/ ]
- the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
How To Use poverty In A Sentence
- But Labour's focus on abolishing child poverty is not, as he (deliberately) patronisingly claims, for the "aah" factor. Labourhome
- That still eludes much of the antipoverty lobby. Times, Sunday Times
- Poverty is something that is contagious and infectious in our community.
- HPL lived and died in genteel poverty, and some biographers have suggested that poor diet brought on by poverty may have hastened his death. Someone Is Angry On the Internet
- The apparently unabating national and household poverty is widely debated.
- Then, suddenly, the house turned itself into a Richard Curtis film - the one in which all those hard-hearted world leaders listen to a young wee Scots lassie who tells them that, yes, they can make poverty history, now!
- She contends that U.S. officials overreacted, rather than dealing pragmatically with adoption procedures in a country where poverty and a long-running insurgency fueled widespread child abandonment, impaired record-keeping, and hampered official investigative capabilities. Despite Hurdles, Families Pursue Nepal Adoptions
- He must turn rogue and villain; for as the saying is, Necessitas cogit ad turpia, poverty alone makes men thieves, rebels, murderers, traitors, assassins, because of poverty we have sinned, Anatomy of Melancholy
- Both seek to address poverty in their countries, but within the framework of a free-market economy. Times, Sunday Times
- There is increasing recognition of the complexity of the causes of poverty.