pauperize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pauperize reduce to beggary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Pauperize To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pauperize To reduce to pauperism; make a pauper of. Also spelled pauperise.
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Quotations

  • Sidney Madwed
    Sidney Madwed
    “Thinking and Thought: Thoughts are funny little things, They can make paupers or make kings.”
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean%20Cocteau
    “Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.”

Usage

In literature:

Because it prevents vice, poverty, misery, and relieves the state of the support of paupers and criminals.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
On that day a board was held at the Workhouse, for the admittance of paupers.
"The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902)" by John O'Rourke
You'd have come home a pauper but for me.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
With so many families crowded on such a small tract of poor land, the Union must be overwhelmed with pauperism.
"The Land-War In Ireland (1870)" by James Godkin
Men sat down to play worth thousands of dollars, and rose paupers!
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
And finally, the local authorities found shipping their paupers to another country a convenient way of getting rid of them.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
It is a fashionable method of transit for mineral traffic and paupers.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
He's only a pauper, whom nobody owns!
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
Crime and pauperism in labor reports, 113.
"Women Wage-Earners" by Helen Campbell
Buxton has few paupers; we have many.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
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In poetry:

The king shall be a beggarman—
The pauper be a king—
In that revenge or recompense
The dream-ship dreams do bring.
"The Dream-Ship" by Eugene Field
Rest comes at last to the weary,
And freedom to the slave;
Her tired and worn-out body
Sleeps well in its pauper grave.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
So, here he lies beneath the soil,
Where wild weeds grow,
The poor, the pauper, freed from toil,
In rough-hewn boxes low.
"The Pauper’s Grave" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
I have almost been reduced to a homeless pauper.
This fatal city, Antioch,
has consumed all my money;
this fatal city with its expensive life.
"They Should Have Provided" by Constantine P Cavafy
While the great, with power unstable,
Crushed the pauper's heart of pain,
As though the rich were heirs of Abel
And the poor the sons of Cain.
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
I love a man who'll smile and joke
When with misfortune crowned;
Who'll pun beneath a pauper's yoke,
And as he breaks his daily toke,
Conundrums gay propound.
"A Worm Will Turn" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Pauper graves at Porterdale Cemetery in need of care.
Delmonico's Steakhouse Happy Hour lets you eat and drink like a king on a pauper 's pay.
Emmy Princess or Pauper .
Hospital expansion uncovers pauper 's graveyard home to more than 1,000 coffins.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. A group gathered in Aiken on Friday morning to remember six men and women during a pauper service at the Calvary Cemetery.
China's Billionaire People's Congress Makes Capitol Hill Look Like Pauper .
Before Bullitt Fiscal Court makes any changes to its current policy on pauper burials, members might want to talk with coroner David Billings.
'Switched' is not your mother's 'Prince & the Pauper '.
The Princess and the Pauper (a Moroccan folktale).
Pauper graves at Porterdale Cemetery in need of care.
The Prince and the Pauper, 802 457-1818.
"We have no paupers," Thomas Jefferson boasted in an 1814 letter.
The unclaimed bodies of the wife and children of David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidian sect, were among the 28 sect members buried here on Saturday in unmarked paupers' graves.
The pill and the pauper.
Cremation eyed as Chattanooga's paupers cemetery fills.
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