Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being penniless or without money.
- n. The state or quality of being penniless.
- n. a state of lacking money
- From penniless + -ness. (Wiktionary)
“I look not to Republicans as the cause of my imminent and literal pennilessness.”
“There was nothing particularly funny about his current plight to Twain, who clung literally to his last dime, afraid, he said, that complete pennilessness “might suggest suicide.””
“To hear her tell it, rich, supportive husbands are always dropping dead of heart attacks, or going to the loony bin, or running off with the secretary, leaving poor “Patsy” on the perilous precipice of pennilessness.”
“Now, Connor Cochran, Beagle's business manager, writes in with this grim news about Beagle being ripped off by the British company that adapted his novel for animation, and Beagle's difficulty in fighting back due to his general pennilessness:”
“And she could weigh against that the absolute pennilessness of her baronet-son.”
“My efforts are utterly vain; I suppose the prospect of pennilessness is itself a hindrance; the fear haunts me.”
“They lived in dread of the pettiest casual expense, for the day of pennilessness was again approaching.”
“In the midst of young Redburn's good manners and proper upbringing, his being the son of a Melville and a Gansevoort is a grotesque irrelevance; the truth of his life as others see it is his abject pennilessness, his humbling ragged clothes.”
“To his dire and utter pennilessness, Cousin Tryphena's tiny income seemed a fortune.”
“He said he had been thinking of a shop himself; though it had presented itself to his pennilessness as a small place in which Eliza should sell tobacco at one counter whilst he sold newspapers at the opposite one.”
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