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Origin of pauper
Examples from the Web for pauper
He returned home a pauper without a pension and 50 years later, at 70, chronicled the travails of the War of Independence.
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.How to Use Your Lunch Hour for Better Productivity, Without Ever Taking a Bite|Gregory Ferenstein|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt that desperation and recklessness of poverty which only a pauper knows.Redburn. His First Voyage|Herman Melville
The mother of four of them was a widow, the fifth child was apparently a pauper, billeted upon her in consideration of 5s.
You act awful silly 'bout that feller, an' father says he's only a pauper anyway.Mr. Stubbs's Brother|James Otis
Hence the pauper tax, occasioned by the use of tobacco, may be set down at three millions of dollars, annually.A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco|Orin Fowler
Santara, the famous French painter, died neglected and penniless in a pauper hospital.Genius in Sunshine and Shadow|Maturin Murray Ballou
Word Origin for pauper
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.