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Pauper

A very poor person, especially one reliant on government benefits or charity. A pauper may be able to file a lawsuit without paying filing fees.
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After ruining our economy and creating many loopholes and leakages that has pauperized the people and enriched their friends they are now desperate to stage a comeback.
No wonder that our cities at present--instead of blossoming with the new technologies--are full of pauperized urban farmers: a middle class citizenry which desperately turns to mini agriculture as the only way to meet their nutritional needs.
He was born to a family of pauperized Brahmins in Jhansi, a small town in the north of India in 1969.
The middle-class is pauperized and a cross- generational social contract is silently abandoned, as one of its main operative instruments - the Lisbon strategy - has been eroded, and finally lost its coherence.
In such a situation, juxtaposing humanitarian aid vs., "developmental" aid is an artificial equation.Aa Unless humanitarian organizations commit themselves to altering the prevalent military and political situation, in order to generate the necessary conditions for "sustainable development", their main task and responsibility, it seems to me, is to ensure the provision of basic humanitarian support and relief (defined broadly) to the increasing numbers of pauperized, marginalized and incarcerated Palestinian communities, be they "formal" refugees and non-refugees alike.
Her passing has pauperized our efforts, but her memory inspires us to remain committed to the goal of justice.
and traditions of mutuality lying outside the chaffer of the marketplace." The Luddites, he feels, were rebelling against the transformation of this cloud-cuckoo land into an industrial wasteland in which they would become mindless and pauperized slaves of the omnivorous steam engine, the real villain of the Industrial Revolution.
As a playwright, Miller has made a habit of studying the mental experience of those who "could not quite make it aboard the American Century, that train one sensed was bound for nowhere, its tracks ending in the desert where the vast pauperized majority of mankind lived.' The language may be a bit thick, but the concern is right on, and could hardly be timelier.
In their words, the political class has pauperized the people causing them to sway their votes with little inducements thereby electing incompetent leaders resultant of the present situation which the State and the country have found itself.
We need more dispensaries in villages and hospitals in towns so that a family is not pauperized simply because a member contracts a disease.
Likewise, the obligation of a society as pauperized as ours is to develop a conscience such that the wealthier classes do not buy Birkin bags that cost at least P1.5 million or a P50,000-ticket for a concert by Madonna while half the population has no water fit to drink and a family of six subsists on one pack of watery instant noodles for dinner.