poor boy

Definitions

  • The Boys Threw Their Books at Poor Pinocchio
    The Boys Threw Their Books at Poor Pinocchio
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poor boy a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
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Usage

In literature:

To this day he sits and looks out to sea as if he could discover his poor boy coming back to him.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
A poor boy can't choose.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
A good man offered to help me when I was a poor boy; but I thanked him, and said, 'No, sir.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Character is personal power, the poor boy's best capital and the success, that makes him greater than his occupation.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
And my poor boy knows the truth.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
I hope the poor boy is not dead?
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was small and light, but to the poor boy it felt like a ton.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The poor boy a few days afterwards entered a hospital, not again to rejoin his regiment.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
I promised to befriend him as far as I could, poor boy.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
But the poor boy had been sliced up a little too thoroughly.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
It's rough on a poor boy like me.
"The Telegraph Boy" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
In case of my death, you will take care of my poor little boy?
"The Little Lame Prince" by Dinah Maria Mulock
But is that all which you could find to say to the poor boy in his distress?
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
Naturally the poor boy yearned for his mother.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
And Jim must learn to speak for himself, poor boy.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Nothing can excuse the way all of us treated you, poor old boy.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Dear, dear, rich, little, poor boy!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The poor boy is a sleep walker.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
A poor half-grown boy in a ragged blouse fought among the older insurgents.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
My poor boy, how you must have suffered!
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
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In poetry:

But when he was first seen, oh me
What shrieking and what misery!
For many saw; among the rest
His Mother, she who loved him best,
She saw her poor blind Boy.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
But my father and mother were summoned away,
And they left me to hard-hearted strangers a prey;
I fled from their rigour with many a sigh,
And now I'm a poor little Wandering Boy.
"The Wandering Boy" by Henry Kirke White
Dear night, I pray,
How is it that men say
That love is sweet? It is not sweet to me.
For one boy's sake
A poor girl's heart must break;
So sweet, so true, and yet it could not be!
"A Song" by Archibald Lampman
POOR child of affliction! I heard thee repine,
And my heart beat with sorrow responsive to thine;
And one who has long been a stranger to joy,
Has a tear yet remaining for thee and thy boy.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
Thy russet coat is scant, and torn,
Thy cheek is now grown deathly pale!
Thy eyes are dim, thy looks forlorn,
And bare thy bosom meets the gale;
And oft I hear thee deeply groan,
That thou, poor boy, art left alone.
"All Alone" by Mary Darby Robinson
The boy was missing, none could tell where last he had been seen;
They searched the river many a day, and every forest screen;
But never more his filial voice poor Lucy's heart might cheer;
Lorn in her grief and dull with wo, she never shed a tear.
"The Sinless Child Part 4" by Elizabeth Oakes Smith

In news:

The boy from the poor side of town who couldn't rest until he made it.
'Slumdog' Finds Rare Riches in Poor Boy 's Tale.
Poor Boy 's Riverside Inn and Little River Inn's grilled flounder.
As a young boy growing up in Nebraska, Dave Specht saw how a poorly-planned farm transfer determined the success or failure of a farm business.
In June of 2009, an Ohio boy made news when a gust of wind caught the poorly anchored inflatable slide in which he had been playing, sending the unit 40 feet into the air with the child clinging to it.
Oral Roberts, a dirt-poor Oklahoma farm boy who popularized the idea of a "prosperity gospel" while becoming one of the world's most recognizable televangelists , died Tuesday.
Here Comes Another Poor Boy.
In NHL, it's "boy who cried poor" all over again.
After all, what can a poor boy do, 'cept sing for a rock 'n' roll band.
Poor Boy's Riverside Inn and Little River Inn's grilled flounder .
Tornado boys overcome poor start.
I got several cute fabrics to sew things for the girls (poor boys, there just isn't much out there for them).
Two girls dead, two boys in 'extremely poor' condition after Racine fire.
1969 Willy and the Poor Boys.
Lori and Richard Hurst of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn and Little River Inn.
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