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[poo r, pyoo r] /pʊər, pyʊər/
adjective, Scot.
pure. Unabridged
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  • Then I have to thank your family for their goodness to my puir brother, years ago.

  • But noo 'at he 's broucht ye back—and Steenie, what there is o' him, puir bairn!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • There's that puir lassie—you're running away from her, too, aren't you?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • But you'll no have the assurance to tak' that puir bit lassie to yonder God-forsaken spot?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Your puir head's that hot and moidered—-But what's wrang with you, John, man?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • The puir blackened creatures will be gaun down to their wark.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir
  • The Doctor has always some puir soul he wants to mak' comfortable.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • His evil spirit is awa i' puir 'Brownie's' body, bent on Deevil's wark.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • I must try to be to some other puir soul what he has been to me this day.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • But that needna' prevent me tellin' ye that the puir man's awa' clean gyte.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for puir


/puːr; pyr/
a Scot word for poor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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