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  • n. Plural form of pauper.

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Examples

  • It is more expensive to maintain paupers forever than to establish free, self-supporting citizens.

    The Arabs of Palestine

  • Sickening Harman then 'compacts' their remains i.e. grinds them up in a great crem' tumble grinder and crams them into the sort of multiple graves which in 19th and early 20th century were known as paupers' graves.

    Blears Poaches Harman's PPS

  • Third, as noted earlier, because these lawsuit terrorists usually file Court papers themselves pro se (without a lawyer) and as so-called paupers, they bypass both filing fees (at taxpayer expense) and the cost of daunting attorney fees.

    Settlement Support Center, LLC

  • The great mass of them may be called paupers, claiming aid from the societies through whose agency they are brought out.

    Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject

  • Year after year these titled paupers -- these shameless parodies on God's masterpiece -- paddle across the pond to barter their tawdy dishonor for boodle, to sell their shame-crested coronets to porcine-souled American parvenues, who if spawned by slaves and born in hell would disgrace their parentage and dishonor their country.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • He realized the importance of the social question when he visited Lille, where there were 32,000 paupers, that is nearly half the population.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • But the hand of sleep lay softly there; only a sick soul or two stirred, the paupers were the equal of princes till a hoarse bell brought them back out of blessed unconsciousness.

    Lying Prophets

  • Why, after 500 years of capital's rule, at the beginning of the third millennium, are workers on a mass scale still defined as paupers, witches, and outlaws?

    Counago & Spaves

  • I found family on the 1881 census as well, lots of them, from all branches, and found some that I am not sure are on my family tree because I can't verify which branch they might attach to, but they have the right surname and location - the interesting thing about this group is that they were inmates, listed as 'paupers' at a workhouse in Sussex.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • However, Pap was finally made to see that popular opinion in Kansas was not in favor of encouraging further migration of "paupers," and through the influence of the whites he was brought to the point where he used his influence to discourage the exodus movement.

    "Pap" Singleton, The Moses of the Colored Exodus

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