from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Entirely without money.
- adj. Very poor. See Synonyms at poor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not having a penny; utterly impoverished; extremely poor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without a penny; moneyless; poor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not having enough money to pay for necessities
It was natural, therefore, that he should have objected to your father's engagement to what he called a penniless governess.
That's true in a strictly financial sense, but I think most human beings would feel that the work of a man who spends his life inoculating the penniless is worth more than the work of the man who tends to Paris Hilton's little dog.
#20 - I agree that making single mothers homeless and penniless is not the answer.
Like Donna Elisa, every one in penniless Diamante had decorated along the whole street.
If you’re so smart (cause a tragedy which leaves YOU penniless is SO unlikely to occur – “God can’t touch you, eh?”), why don’t you run for President?
He was what the world calls penniless, having an income from his father just sufficient to keep him like a gentleman.
1492: Jews were given the choice of being baptized as Christians or be banished from Spain. 300,000 left Spain penniless.
Instead of weeping over the sad situation of his "penniless" mistress and showing any signs of contrition for having wronged the man who held the mortgage of seven hundred and fifty dollars on him, James actually
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It is hard enough to make a living without having the Kelly’s of the world suddenly decide that they should, can and do make a living off of free work from others yet demand that those that provide them with their income remain penniless.
It added that Jacobs died "penniless" in a London hospice in