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Not observing that the President Rose, who was very penurious, had put his money in the hat, he presented it to him a second time.
There are beings so dejected—so penurious—that this swearing constitutes their whole store of worldly opulence.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
No; but even in the most penurious times it was kings who were the patrons.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
If one were ever penurious, might it not be of these handsome loaves of hers?
One would suppose that such a mother would have every want supplied, even by a penurious son.Choice Readings for the Home Circle|Anonymous