Penury

Pen"u*ry

(?), n. [L. penuria; cf. Gr. hunger, poverty, need, one who works for his daily bread, a poor man, to work for one's daily bread, to be poor: cf. F. pnurie.] 1. Absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution. "A penury of military forces." Bacon.
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They were exposed to hardship and penury.
Sprat.
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It arises in neither from penury of thought.
Landor.
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2. Penuriousness; miserliness. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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