POOR


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Related to POOR: House poor, Poor in spirit
AcronymDefinition
POORPassing Over Opportunities Repeatedly
POORProtectors of Our Rights
POORPeople Opposing O'Keefe Reproduction
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The village had its one poor street, with its poor brewery, poor tannery, poor tavern, poor stable-yard for relays of post-horses, poor fountain, all usual poor appointments.
When I was talking on business matters to Stepan Karlovitch, he suddenly exclaimed, for no apparent reason, "Ah, poor old Makar Alexievitch!" and then left the rest unfinished.
"Your poor father would suffer terribly if I were to use you as firewood.
In like manner are the antients, such as Homer, Virgil, Horace, Cicero, and the rest, to be esteemed among us writers, as so many wealthy squires, from whom we, the poor of Parnassus, claim an immemorial custom of taking whatever we can come at.
Tears had fallen on that honest, insensible face,--tears of late repentance in the poor, ignorant heathen, whom his dying love and patience had awakened to repentance, and bitter prayers, breathed over him to a late-found Saviour, of whom they scarce knew more than the name, but whom the yearning ignorant heart of man never implores in vain.
Poor simple lady, tender and weak--how are you to battle with the struggling violent world?
"Poor old fellow!" said the boy, "do you think, grandpapa, he was ever a carriage horse?"
When a poor woman laden with sins, went out to the well to draw water, she found Thee sitting at the well.
It is a poor idiotic peasant-girl, who, in spite of her ugliness and stupidity, loved a man, a mason.
W., lay your head upon your pillow and say, "Poor Lavinia!"'
The news of Mademoiselle Cormon's choice stabbed poor Athanase Granson to the heart; but he showed no outward sign of the terrible agitation within him.
"Sarah, come and sleep with me in the nursery; I daren't for my life be alone with that poor child to-night: she might die; it's such a strange thing she should have that fit: I wonder if she saw anything.