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  • adj. superlative form of poor: most poor. most poor.

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Examples

  • With fanfare and flags waving, leaders thanked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for promising eight million gallons of the oil to low-income families in Serrano's New York district, which he describes as the poorest in the nation.

    CNN Transcript Dec 6, 2005

  • The gap between the richest and poorest is wider than ever, with the top earning 20% receiving more than 49% of the income generated last year.

    Terrance Heath: A Pledge To 1% of America

  • But to make a big deal of Egypt going from 47th to 48th poorest is really trying to make the data say something that the data is not good enough to support.

    Education and Growth, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • One can't go past the sari of India; beautiful, elegant, practical, worn by women from all parts of the country from the poorest of the poor to the most wealthy society ladies; even the dress of the poorest is often beautiful and worn with dignity, even if it is the only garment one possesses.

    Norwegian Artist Hans Gude, 1825-1903

  • It's quite simple really, they should be forced to live in poorest parts of London.

    Housing all MPs in upmarket student halls of residence

  • Neither has social justice been served The difference between the life expectancy of the richest and poorest is greater than at any time since Queen Victoria (BMJ 30.4.05) The gap between mortality rates between professional and unskilled men is to and half times greater today than in 1930 (Tackling health Inequalities Dept of health 11.8.07)

    Read Them and Weep

  • “The poorest is arrayed in silks and satins of as fine a texture as the highest titled among them.”

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • African women who dominate, in numbers, those we term the poorest of the poor.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Most of those people, whom he calls the "poorest of the poor," still require emergency relief, but instead must scrape by on the few crops they have left or through the goodwill of more fortunate family members or neighbors.

    The Seattle Times

  • A short walk from those shinier parts of Vancouver, this is sometimes called the poorest postal code in Canada.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

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