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poverty line

a minimum income level used as an official standard for determining the proportion of a population living in poverty. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some struggle harder than others, and maintain an existence on or just above the poverty line—these are technically the poor.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • Charles Booth thought that thirty per cent of the people of London were on or below the poverty line.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • And then he is confronted with the picture of the Holy Family which can never have lived much beyond the poverty line.

    Our Lady Saint Mary J. G. H. Barry

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