• WordNet 3.6
    • v pauperise reduce to beggary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Pauperise to reduce to pauperism
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The one thing to avoid in the giving away of money is pauperisation.
"The Vanished Messenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A big windfall would not pauperise a man.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
No landlord has the right to pauperise his tenantry by giving them money and their homes rent-free.
"Peg O' My Heart" by J. Hartley Manners
It's all sheer pauperisation.
"The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy" by John Galsworthy
We must avoid anything that tends to pauperise the working classes.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
They're all well-to-do farmers or else able-bodied labourers, and his one terror is that somebody will come and try to pauperise them.
"An African Millionaire" by Grant Allen
He says it's pauperising the people.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Ready to give it away, too, but afraid of pauperising any one.
"The Doings Of Raffles Haw" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Bedford has been pauperised by the number and wealth of its charities.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
So as not to pauperise the people, subscriptions of one penny a week were asked from every house in the town.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey