from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One dependent on alms for support.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A person supported by charity or public provision.
- noun A charitable person; a dispenser of alms. Becon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A recipient of alms.
- noun rare A giver of alms.
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- noun obsolete One who depends on the receipt of
alms, a beggar.
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It's like when I snap the leash on Pirata when I go into a store where my favorite almsman is set up.
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A bhikkhu and bhikkhuni, almsman and almswoman, have renounced the
It chanced that at that moment a poor almsman of the Bourgeois Philibert was humbly and quietly leaning on his crutches, listening with bowing head and smiling lips to the kind inquiries of his benefactor as he received his accustomed alms.
Oh, and when I saw you so sunken, so hardened, exulting in vice as in a glory -- bravo and partner in a gambler's hell -- or, worse still, living on the plunder of miserable women, even the almsman of that vile Desmarets -- my son, my son, my lost Lizzy's son blotted out of my world for ever!
I do not oblige to shell out a even a dime regardless of the patheticity of the almsman.
What fugitive, what almsman of any foreign state, can do so much harm as a detractor, a libeller, a scornful jester at home?
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“almsman,” a mendicant monk who begs for his daily food; the feminine form is bhikkhuni: nun.
Late to save anything but a beggarly life for Cadwaladr as Owain's almsman instead of Otir's prisoner. "