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pauper

(formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity
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Has Kovind used his influence to counsel the government against adopting a foolish policy that will further pauperise the farmers who will have to feed unproductive cows and bullocks?
Moussa Touati a appele les habitants d'Ammi Moussa et tous les [beaucoup moins que]demunis d'Algerie[beaucoup plus grand que] a aller voter en masse le 17 avril prochain et sanctionner [beaucoup moins que]ceux qui ont pauperise les Algeriens[beaucoup plus grand que].
Selon la loi de finances complementaires adoptee le 10 mai, la rallonge (2,4 milliards de dinars) sera consacree a l'investissement porteur d'emplois --prioritairement dans les regions-- et a des depenses sociales pour soulager une population qui se pauperise (24% de taux de pauvrete).
Quartier pauperise au nord-ouest du centreville (downtown), sa population est, depuis l'apres Seconde Guerre mondiale, largement composee d'immigres.
As he said when dedicating the Pittsburgh Public Library in 1895 There is nothing here that can tend to pauperise, for there is neither trace nor taint of charity; nothing which will help any man who does not help himself; nothing is given here for nothing.