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beggarly


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggarly  \Beg"gar*ly\,  a. 
  1.  In  the  condition  of  or  like  a  beggar;  suitable  for  a 
  beggar;  extremely  indigent;  poverty-stricken;  mean  poor; 
  contemptible.  ``A  bankrupt,  beggarly  fellow.''  --South. 
  ``A  beggarly  fellowship.''  --Swift.  ``Beggarly  elements.'' 
  --Gal.  iv  9. 
 
  2.  Produced  or  occasioned  by  beggary.  [Obs.] 
 
  Beggarly  sins,  that  is  those  sins  which  idleness 
  and  beggary  usually  betray  men  to  such  as  lying, 
  flattery,  stealing,  and  dissimulation.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beggarly  \Beg"gar*ly\,  adv 
  In  an  indigent,  mean  or  despicable  manner;  in  the  manner  of 
  a  beggar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beggarly 
  adj  1:  marked  by  poverty  befitting  a  beggar;  "a  beggarly  existence 
  in  the  slums";  "a  mean  hut"  [syn:  {mean}] 
  2:  used  of  sums  of  money;  so  small  in  amount  as  to  deserve 
  contempt  [syn:  {mean}] 




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