So, the prince in the old saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” might need to retire.
He returned home a pauper without a pension and 50 years later, at 70, chronicled the travails of the War of Independence.
pauper emigrants would not, in all probability, be allowed to land.
The gift is given, and yet for all that you may be dying, and half-dead, a pauper.
In default of identification, it would be turned over for burial among the pauper dead.
“I feel just like the Prince in the Prince and the pauper, when the rat made a bed of him,” she said.
It was a pauper's grave that closed over the body of Mozart—coffin piled on coffin, and no one marked the spot.
The daughter of a Braganza does not unite herself with a pauper.
pauper children may be bound out by the officers having charge of the poor.
A pauper emigrant's boy was taking the place of my son in everything.
1510s, "person destitute of property or means of livelihood," from Latin pauper "poor, not wealthy, of small means" (see poor (adj.)). Originally in English a legal word, from Latin phrase in forma pauperis (late 15c.) "in the character of a poor person," thus allowed to sue in court without legal fees.