Sentence Examples with the word poverty

Celestine attempted to rule in extreme monastic poverty and humility; not so Boniface, who ardently asserted the lordship of the papacy over all the kingdoms of the world.

There has been no agricultural advance corresponding to that which has taken place in Orkney, mainly owing to the poverty and insufficiency of the soil.

Tzibos took advantage of the extreme poverty of the Lazi to create a Roman monopoly by which he became a middleman for all the trade both export and import.

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Evinced very great activity in restoring order and very great poverty of invention in his methods.

So far we have looked at poverty and how it is redefined as societies grow richer.

The hope of new deposits of unheard-of richness thousands would flock on unfounded rumours to new and perhaps distant localities, where many might perish from disease and starvation, the rest returning in poverty and rags.

Two years later he was re-elected by both academies; he died in poverty on the 12th of June 1820.

Defining poverty in relative terms is trickier.

Many of his numerous writings are collected in Poverty and Un-British Rule in India (Igor).

In its most basic form (which I'll discuss here for simplification's sake), it is a guarantee of a minimum income above the poverty line for every citizen.