They are prudent without being at all mean or penurious, and are fond of money without having a tittle of avarice.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
Second, be generous and do not show a stingy and penurious disposition when in the company of ladies.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
He was not penurious or mean in his wars.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Thus whole families were orphaned and consigned to penury.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Your thousand pounds you will find safe in the bank, for penury would not have induced me to touch it.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
He went blind in 1620, and died in penury in 1627.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
It will be a change for us both to come into five thousand a year after such penury.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
This antique cast always seems to promise ill-luck and penury.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Not even to save those I love from penury will I accept your proposal.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
He declared that he could have endured the calamity if penury had been all.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
If prest by penury severe,
In envious want we pine,
May Conscience whisper in our ear,
A poorer lot was Thine!
"Hymn 5. Christmas Day" by Reginald Heber
Chill penury and winter's power
Upon my soul so hard have prest,
That I would fain have seen no more
The red flow'rs that the meadows drest:
"Chill Penury And Winter's Power" by Walther von der Vogelweide
Thy parents therefore filially revere,
For the vast love they unto thee express'd:
The weight of penury ne'er let them bear,
Whilst thou'rt alive, and with a penny bless'd.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page
Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll;
Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage,
And froze the genial current of the soul.
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
The dauntless will that scorns threat'ning defeat,
And breaks thro' penury's strong prison bars;
Can plant on triumphs proud his tow'ring feet,
And walk a shining highway to the stars.
"A Dream Of Glory" by Albery Allson Whitman
See the small stream, that pours its murmuring tide
O'er some rough rock, that would its wealth display;
Displays it aught but penury and pride?
Ah! construe wisely what such murmurs say.
"Elegy X. To Fortune, Suggesting His Motive for Repining at Her Dispensations" by William Shenstone
Years ago, in my penurious and somewhat traumatic 20s, I got into the habit of collecting interior-design magazines.
HOW IS ONE to speak of the plunge from the 1920s into the 1930s—the toboggan slide, as it seemed, from affluence to penury.
I prefer the words penurious and parsimonious .
I prefer to think of myself as penurious or parsimonious .
I prefer the words penurious and parsimonious.
I prefer to think of myself as penurious or parsimonious.
Looking for a shortcut to penury .
PARIS—The mayor of a French town struggling with poverty is on a hunger strike in front of the National Assembly to protest what he calls "financial penury" and lack of support from the national government.
PARIS — The mayor of a French town struggling with poverty is on a hunger strike in front of the National Assembly to protest what he calls "financial penury" and lack of support from the national government.
Republican lawmakers have declared that President Barack Obama's new health-care law will literally bankrupt the nation, driving small businesses into ruin and millions of Americans into penury.