Examples of poverty in a Sentence
He was born in poverty.
There is a poverty of information about the disease.
Recent Examples of poverty from the Web
The organization optimizes its library for the electronic devices that people living in poverty in each region are most likely to have access to, such as low-cost phones or tablets.
An institute study in 2016 concluded that women have smaller nest eggs than men and are far more likely than their male counterparts to live in poverty after the age of 65.
The state and federal governments shoulder most of that expense through Medi-Cal, which is California’s health program for those living in poverty, and the national Medicare system that covers seniors.
Growing up in poverty, living with 43 other kids in an orphanage run by his family, coming to the United States undocumented, struggling to learn English in America — some come of age with some of these challenges.
But the World Bank says almost 60% of Haiti’s 11 million people live in poverty.
Residents who were able to move did so, and those left behind lived in poverty.
And a disproportionate number of Puerto Ricans live in poverty, making them more vulnerable to pollution.
Twenty-three years after the country held its first all-race election, which the ANC won with Nelson Mandela at the helm, more than one in two South Africans lives in poverty.
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Synonymsbeggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want
Antonymsaffluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness
Related Wordsgutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening
Near Antonymsluxury, prosperity
Synonym Discussion of poverty
- the extreme poverty of the slum dwellers
- the indigence of her years as a graduate student
- a catastrophic illness that condemned them to years of penury
- lived in a perpetual state of want
- the widespread destitution in countries beset by famine
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