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Noun
Plural for a person, typically homeless, 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.”
Noun
(informal) Playful reference to a group of people
“There were many a poor beggar who saw the show and realized they could become something if they tried!”
Noun
Plural for one who habitually relies on or exploits others while giving nothing in return
“To some people, you'll always just be a lazy, freeloading beggar who won't get a job.”
Noun
Plural for a person making a humble or earnest plea to someone in power or authority
Noun
Plural for a dirty, shabbily-clothed child
Noun
Plural for a despicable or contemptible person
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Verb
To reduce to poverty or destitution
“Or would he choose to beggar the kingdom, leaving it weak and defenseless against his forces, just for the entertainment?”
Verb
(beggar belief) To defy or be beyond that which can be believed
“That relief for the rich was proposed, though admittedly not provided, should certainly not beggar belief, being perfectly in tune with the times.”
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