Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished; a reducing to indigence; reduction of vigor, capacity, fertility, etc.; deterioration.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of impoverishing, or the state of being impoverished; reduction to poverty.
- n. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
- n. the act of making someone poor
- From Anglo-Norman empoverissement, from the Old French verb empoverir. Surface analysis impoverish + -ment. (Wiktionary)
“One must guard against the misinterpretation of this term impoverishment as compared with the state of affairs which would have developed in the absence of credit expansion and the boom.”
“An impoverishment is what I'd call it, and more than likely what the American public will once again be offered.”
“What we're facing is the long-term impoverishment of the majority of the population in order to prop up a system where people at the top can cream off their fees and cream off their very fat incomes.”
“Second, as it relates to the English vernacular specifically (and possibly other language groups as well) we have been subjected to a highly problematic English translation of the Roman missal - an impoverishment which is thankfully being addressed in our own day with a new, more faithful English translation of the modern Roman Missal underway.”
“I´ve seen what people´s lives are actually like in unreconstructed tribal units, and the kind of brutality, unhappiness, narrowness, and spiritual impoverishment which is the human fate in such circumstances- and its a very hard fate to get out of, because a self-referential, collective self-hypnotic trance of entrapment within the tribal story is part of the landscape.”
“Her life had undergone that impoverishment which is so dangerous to elementary natures, the loss of an ideal.”
“So, the two assertions of 'impoverishment' and 'pollution' are demonstrably false. act like the professor you take as an e-name but fail to emulate, and ask me for my evidence showing your false assertions are false? daweber wrote: Mike Kiley, at the moment we have only three sources of”
“Like Patten, Veblen feared that the impoverishment of workers was leading them to lives of undisciplined pleasure-seeking.”
“Before the invasion of Gaza on 27 December 2008, Israel's siege had already created a humanitarian catastrophe there, with severe impoverishment, malnutrition, and destroyed infrastructure.”
“Our political culture scarcely needs more impoverishment than it already has.”
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Words gathered while reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac.
You know that feeling when you open your wallet and all you can find inside are ATM receipts?
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