But poor Carl is still trudging along as if his assault never happened.
In many rural precincts, poor cellphone coverage made it difficult or impossible for Romney forces to transmit information.
When you get an offer to organize a group of poor people in the Andes, you have to carefully investigate why this is happening.
They apologized for “poor judgment,” then essentially retracted the apology by claiming Wolf's aide was provoked.
Citi, in its earnings announcement Thursday, blamed regulatory costs and environment for its poor results.
I left the station-master's office, and found the poor Alsatian waiting at the door.
Or why so long (in life if long can be) Lent Heaven a parent to the poor and me?
With no such friends or home, poor Hartley became a cast-away.
Faith I am as poor as a chymist, and would be as industrious.
You see these poor people are in the most awful sort of trouble now.
c.1200, "lacking money or resources, destitute; needy, indigent; small, scanty," from Old French povre "poor, wretched, dispossessed; inadequate; weak, thin" (Modern French pauvre), from Latin pauper "poor, not wealthy," from pre-Latin *pau-paros "producing little; getting little," a compound from the roots of paucus "little" (see paucity) and parare "to produce, bring forth" (see pare).
Replaced Old English earm. Figuratively from early 14c. Meaning "of inferior quality" is from c.1300. Of inhabited places from c.1300; of soil, etc., from late 14c. The poor boy sandwich, made of simple but filling ingredients, was invented and named in New Orleans in 1921. To poor mouth "deny one's advantages" is from 1965 (to make a poor mouth "whine" is Scottish dialect from 1822). Slang poor man's ________ "the cheaper alternative to _______," is from 1854.
"poor persons collectively," mid-12c., from poor (adj.). The Latin adjective pauper "poor" also was used in a noun sense "a poor man."