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Penury meaning

Noun: penury

Pronunciation: (pen-yu-ree)

Penury meaning: A state of extreme poverty or destitution.

Synonyms: destitution, indigence, need, pauperism, parsimoniousimpoverishment

destitute meaning, penury meaning
Suffering extreme poverty

Derived forms: penuries

Quotations: William Shakespeare – The weariest and most loathed worldly life, that age, ache, penury and imprisonment can lay on nature is a paradise, to what we fear of death.

Oscar Wilde – Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.

J.M. Synge – In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest, usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.

Ramesh Mehta – There are seven thousand unemployed doctors. Many of these have been jobless for two years. Several have returned empty handed and some have committed suicide. Those who remain here face trauma, depression and penury. The scene is dismal and it is not going to change so doctors aspiring for UK should beware.

Ilana Mercer – Prosperity and penury do not turn on gynocentric and gay matters. But leftist statists and libertarians of the left place these wedge issues at the forefront of the fight for freedom.

Sample sentences:

  1. In all labour there is profit but the talk of the lips tended only to penury.
  2. Here are luxury and penury, abundance and the most extreme deprivation, piety and atheism, and an unbelievable frivolity warring elements which, out of their constant conflicts, create this marvellous, outrageous, gigantic whole which we know by its collective name.
  3. The story of English literature, viewed aesthetically, is one thing; the story of English writers is quite another. The price of contributing to the greatest literature the world has ever seen is often struggle and penury.
  4. If we hold the poverty thought, the penury thought, the thought of lack, we cannot demonstrate abundance. We must hold the plenty thought if we would reach plenty.
  5. Simplicity is not leading a very simple life with bountiful wealth and luxury that one can lay hands on, but building no desire to have surplus resources inspite of living in abject penury situations.
  6. He worked hard and soon rose from penury to ease and married a beautiful girl.
  7. He lived in penury for the remainder of his life as he was left with no money. He struggled a lot for living.
  8. Despite extreme penury, he continued to study and became a successful entrepreneur in no time.
  9. He wasted all his fortune and died in penury.
  10. They lost their money in gambling and they were forced to live in penury. They had to suffer a lot.
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