- poverty level,
- poverty line,
- poverty trap,
Origin of poverty
Examples from the Web for poverty
It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time.
The losers have always been children in poverty, children of color, and children with disabilities.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.
I asked for world peace, religious tolerance and an end to poverty.
In 2011, only 27 percent of families living in poverty were receiving welfare assistance.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Worcester is rich in charitable institutions and revenues for alleviating the distresses of poverty.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century|T. C. Turberville
I felt that desperation and recklessness of poverty which only a pauper knows.Redburn. His First Voyage|Herman Melville
Yet his poverty was excessive, for the beautiful statue, modeled during successive months with much love, fell to pieces.Rodin: The Man and his Art|Judith Cladel
And there ought to be plenty in the house—but there's poverty and filth in every corner.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Poverty stood at his hearth,—when Viola's grateful smile and liberal hand came to chase the grim fiend away.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
Word Origin for poverty
late 12c., from Old French poverte "poverty, misery, wretched condition" (Modern French pauvreté), from Latin paupertatem (nominative paupertas) "poverty," from pauper "poor" (see poor (adj.)).
Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties. [Victor Hugo, "Les Misérables," 1862]
Poverty line attested from 1901; poverty trap from 1966; poverty-stricken from 1803.