[ UK /pˈɒvəti/ ]
[ US /ˈpɑvɝti/ ]
  1. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
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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.
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