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A person, typically a homeless one, who lives by asking for money or food
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“So he never responds when a blind or crippled beggar or a mother cradling her baby holds out a hand for money.”
A person of a specified type, especially one to be envied or pitied
“There were many a poor beggar who saw the show and realized they could become something if they tried!”
Person in financial trouble
A person making a humble or earnest plea to someone in power or authority
A despicable or contemptible person
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To make a beggar of someone
“Or would he choose to beggar the kingdom, leaving it weak and defenceless against his forces, just for the entertainment?”
Reduce (someone) to poverty
“The statistics beggar belief.”
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