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  • v. Present participle of impoverish.


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  • I could not bear the idea of impoverishing him by my visit, and I consulted my faithful Mysseri, who not only assured me that I might safely offer money to the vice-consul, but recommended that I should give no more to him than to “the others,” meaning any other peasant.


  • I could not bear the idea of impoverishing him by my visit, and I consulted my faithful

    Eothen, or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

  • Ben Fogle says Labour's Vetting and Barring Scheme is 'impoverishing' a generation of youngsters - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • One measure was to deny Bahais entry to universities, thereby impoverishing them intellectually and economically.

    Iran's Outcast Religion

  • Rockwell eschews the "impoverishing...taxes, regimentation" of the state while encouraging the Occupy movement to leave the other 1 percent alone -- CEOs and bankers -- as they are "Some of the smartest, most innovative people in the country."

    Carl Gibson: The Corporatocracy Is the 1 Percent

  • The political implications are obvious: that human collaboration is necessary for society to work; that the individual is not—and has not been for 120,000 years—able to support his lifestyle; that trade enables us to work for each other not just for ourselves; that there is nothing so antisocial or impoverishing as the pursuit of self-sufficiency; and that authoritarian, top-down rule is not the source of order or progress.

    From Phoenecia to Hayek to the 'Cloud'

  • Is it really worth impoverishing the nation first, because doctors associations oppose reform?

    Matthew Yglesias » Who Hates the Public Option?

  • They talk about annihilating, obliterating, beggaring, starving, impoverishing, raping and pillaging other human beings as if this behavior has no consequences to themselves or to those they represent.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • But how you reduce a deficit is also a moral issue, and to do so by further impoverishing the poor in order to add more wealth to the wealthy is not an acceptable political or moral strategy.

    Jim Wallis: Woe to You, Legislators!

  • Instead of class warfare, Obama could harness the rightful indignation and anger on a financial system that made literally billions selling products that were "ticking time bombs" exploding all over Main Street America and gravely impoverishing a middle class who have seen the value of their homes, if they still had one, their investments, their livelihood diminish drastically or vanish.

    Raymond J. Learsy: The President's Misdirected Class Warfare


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