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pauperism

[paw-puh-riz-uh m] /ˈpɔ pəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the state or condition of utter poverty.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; pauper + -ism
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Examples for pauperism
  • Anything that encourages pauperism, anything that relaxes the manly fiber and lowers self-respect, is an unmixed evil.
  • The true line to be drawn between pauperism and honest poverty is the clothes-line.
  • Yet, it was his grim fate to die upon the verge of pauperism.
  • In time they acquire the habit of work, and the root of pauperism is struck at.
  • They prevent excessive subdivision, they arrest rural pauperism, they render public charity needless.

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