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OTHER WORDS FROM poorpoor·ness, nounnon·poor, nounqua·si-poor, adjectivequa·si-poor·ly, adverb
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“This is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poorer neighborhoods with higher crime rates,” Obama said.
It captured a worldview and fate that I hope the people from the poorer parts of the state can one day escape.
Another group more likely to be poorer than others is young adults aged 18 to 24.
Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world.
She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
I wish the thing were over and done with, though it left you a few thousand pounds the poorer.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Those were busy days in the history of the “Anchor,” and the constant stream of poorer wayfarers added to the bustle.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
The money she saved by this great frugality she distributed among the poorer prisoners.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
These are the poorer class of models—the riff-raff of the Quarter—who get anywhere from a few sous to a few francs for a séance.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for poor
- lacking financial or other means of subsistence; needy
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the poor