Social Security pays to keep working people (and their dependents and survivors) out of poverty when they are old.
This perpetuates the cycle of poverty that led to their marriage in the first place.
Since then, he has announced his plan to take a “new direction in the war on poverty.”
Can you elaborate on the vow of poverty, one that all Jesuits take?
It is an illusion to think that those fleeing from war and poverty can become discouraged in the face of tough laws.
Having lived all his life in toil and poverty, he had never had the time to love.
No one out of the house had a suspicion how far their poverty had gone.
You will not wait for poverty to teach you economy, but will learn economy to ward off poverty.
There was no sting in their poverty; no adventitious misery belonging to it.
History, however, has indemnified Milton for the neglect and poverty he endured.
late 12c., from Old French poverte "poverty, misery, wretched condition" (Modern French pauvreté), from Latin paupertatem (nominative paupertas) "poverty," from pauper "poor" (see poor (adj.)).
Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties. [Victor Hugo, "Les Misérables," 1862]Poverty line attested from 1901; poverty trap from 1966; poverty-stricken from 1803.