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pauper

(formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity
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Compelled to opt for the IMF's deadly elixir of "structural adjustment", which forced African governments to adopt severe measures that pauperised their citizens--but made their countries a haven for foreign buccaneers looking for a financial kill--I expected Western governments and economists to gulp a large dose of their own bitter medicine when self-inflicted financial wahala (as Nigerians love to call trouble) came calling.
Will Tucker is an Oxfam campaigner in Birmingham and the Midlandsall over the world, people are being driven from their homes, starved, pauperised, poisoned by polluted water and, yes, killed by climate change
One looked in vain for any reference to Speenhamland, where the Berkshire magistrates in Quarter Session invented a system of making up wages from the rates--a very popular arrangement it proved to be, and pauperised the agricultural community nationally in the sixty years it was allowed to run before it was replaced by something even worse, i.e.
Desirable (but rarely achieved) profit and cost-cuts are not the first and last results; there is more: neglecting traditional aims and aspects of education would create much more movable pauperised work force having in mind few simple life-goal functions, while searching for a job from east to west coast.
How was the pauperised child who was an integral part of the working-class family's economic base to be protected?
A WIFE who claims she was "pauperised" by her divorce yesterday put her estate up for sale for nearly pounds 2million more than originally valued.
At any Premiership match the pitch is healthily populated with black players from all parts of the world and the sport would be pauperised without their contribution.
By accepting a place in the yards, a man pauperised both himself and his family, and in the process was disenfranchised.
A sullen atmosphere has descended on this country of 11.5m people, following a nation-wide civil protest against tax increases, which the government had imposed on Zimbabweans to raise money for the pauperised ex-combatants.
The group with protesters carrying placards with several inscriptions, Second term ticket is a death sentence for workers in Kogi', 'We demand freedom from the diabolic and wicked GYB', 'Presidency, save Kogi from Bello', 'Bello, stop giving guns to our youths', amongst others noted that workers in the state have been pauperised and are starting to take their pound of flesh.