Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of pauperize.

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

  • v. reduce to beggary

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Labour's tax credit policies will just 'pauperise' more people, as Melanie Phillips points out.

    The Sun Says - will David Cameron listen?

  • Is Brown so hard pressed for cash, despite his already massive tax robbery, that's he now sunk so low as to try to scare our pensioners witless and to further pauperise a proportion of them in order to cut back on the cost of rebates?

    The Navy 15 Press Conference

  • His career has been punctuated by indecision at crucial moments, and it is equally possible we will hear nothing more from him over the next six weeks aside from his normal clichéd views on the threat from India, China, the beauty of tax credits and the need to pauperise Africa.

    'I'll do it my way'

  • Inflation targeting should not pauperise working South Africans, the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) said on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Wa Dondo's 1,089-billion-zaire ($311 million) budget proposal, presented to parliament on Saturday, would pauperise the central

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "To fight inflation is not to pauperise people, but rather to give the millions of unemployed in this country a chance of earning a decent living in a stable financial environment," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The whole social organisation of Italy, with its frequent saints 'days, during which no work is done, and its numerous holy fraternities living on alms, and its sanctification of mendicancy in the name of religion, has tended to pauperise the nation, and give it those unthrifty improvident habits which have destroyed independence and self-respect.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

  • You made me pauperise her father, Sim; I'm sorry it was not worse.

    Doom Castle

  • So as not to pauperise the people, subscriptions of one penny a week were asked from every house in the town.

    The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent

  • The effect of this was to pauperise for the time the whole labouring population, and that the ratepayers, employing no labourers themselves, had to help to pay for those who did!

    Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King

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