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Or perhaps the plague of Strawberry Quick-flavored meth that was luring children into a life of addiction and penury.Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Relative obscurity and penury, her anthem claims, rule just as hard as the point-oh-oh-one percent realm of excess and access.Duck! Reality TV Returns Us to the Dark Age of Tribal Warfare|James Poulos|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Larry, it looks like traveling up the royal road you slashed through the forest of penury.
But to herself Jess Morse thought: And it would mean the difference, for mother and me, between penury and independence!The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Notwithstanding her popularity and patronage, she died in France in great obscurity and penury.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Hunger and penury had carved lines as easy to read in her face as the traces of asceticism and fear.An Episode Under the Terror|Honore de Balzac
Hundreds of families were burned out, and reduced from opulence, or at least competency, to penury.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
The towns of the old world have alternations of penury and affluence.American Sketches|Charles Whibley