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  • adv. In a penurious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a penurious or parsimonious manner; with scanty supply.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a penurious manner

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Examples

  • The rights of Israeli Arabs are penuriously restricted let alone the right of Gulf Arabs to acquire land in Israel or the West Bank.

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  • The Padington house, she said, was already let, and her mother was determined not to hire another, but still to live as penuriously as possible, in order, notwithstanding his remonstrances, to save all she could of her income for her son.

    Cecilia

  • He was living penuriously in their midwestern college town when she met him, salting away what he could.

    'The Senator's Wife'

  • He lived penuriously before that in another college town, a saver there too.

    'The Senator's Wife'

  • He lived penuriously, denied himself even necessaries, and carefully treasured his hoarded savings.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • When Hopkins died in 1886, Sarah Winnemucca abandoned her school and her career, and finished out her life penuriously near the village of Monida, Montana.

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  • He comes home almost every day with a drawing or painting -- probably of little value; for I know he lives penuriously, and even the letter that I am to write for him shows his poverty.

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  • Everything seemed to be out together – all the things crowded into one month which in England are spread penuriously over six.

    The Enchanted April

  • Alas, this call to a more natural life, after centuries of physical degeneration and suppression of all feeling for nature, could not be understood, nor even taken seriously, in surroundings in which air, sunlight, the very right to live, had been refused or measured out penuriously.

    The Renascence of Hebrew Literature (1743-1885)

  • She was willing to make every sacrifice but that, and if she were only allowed to remain there, did not care how penuriously she lived.

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