She received a beggarly sum for her efforts.
the dictator and his inner circle lived in unconscionable luxury while the beggarly masses eked out a pitiful existence
Recent Examples on the WebThe aerial railway carried its last rider in 1937, and the fare was a beggarly two Depression-era dollars.
Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021
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