- A state of extreme poverty: they have no benefits to stand between them and beggaryMore example sentences
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- The next theme was apt to the problems plaguing every developing country - poverty and beggary.
- I didn't see any Western country with so many elements of social morbidity: poverty, beggary and starvation.
- War widows were reduced to beggary and young children employed as metalworkers.