Immigration and tax policy are just as beggared and threadbare and awful.
In 1802, beggared by lawsuits and losses, he became landless.
After I have beggared myself with his troublesome lawsuit, with a plague to him!
The few of his followers who have returned have straggled hither like this Wilfred of Ivanhoe, beggared and broken men.
Dead men could not be beggared, deprived of their independence.
But let the man be beggared and the woman rich, and convention steps in and says, "It shall not be!"
If I have squandered his fortune, he has beggared me in reputation.
beggared by the former, our widow took a small shop in Wardour Street to support the latter.
"If I gave you that, it would leave me beggared," he said gravely.
Her hospitality is notorious and would long since have beggared anyone with an income less absurd.
c.1200, from Old French begart, originally a member of the Beghards, lay brothers of mendicants in the Low Countries, from Middle Dutch beggaert "mendicant," of uncertain origin, with pejorative suffix (see -ard). Cf. Beguine. Early folk etymology connected the English word with bag. Form with -ar attested from 14c., but begger was more usual 15c.-17c. The feminine form beggestere is attested as a surname from c.1300. Beggar's velvet was an old name for "dust bunnies." "Beggers should be no choosers" is in Heywood (1562).
"reduce to poverty," mid-15c., from beggar (n.). Related: Beggared; beggaring. Figurative use by 1640s.