Or perhaps the plague of Strawberry Quick-flavored meth that was luring children into a life of addiction and penury.
Relative obscurity and penury, her anthem claims, rule just as hard as the point-oh-oh-one percent realm of excess and access.
Larry, it looks like traveling up the royal road you slashed through the forest of penury.
Here he experienced all the rigour of penury and imprisonment for seven years.
Had he learned to carp at the rich, and to make honesty the excuse for all penury?
For Care and penury, Night changes not with the ticking of the clock, nor with the shadow on the dial.
If there were no penury and no pain, what would become of fortitude?
In the next act there is a scene for Fides in the streets of Mnster, in which, reduced to penury, she begs for alms.
The life that passes in penury must necessarily pass in obscurity.
Notwithstanding her popularity and patronage, she died in France in great obscurity and penury.
c.1400, from Latin penuria "want, need; scarcity," related to paene "scarcely."