poor people

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Noun1.poor people - people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
homeless - poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in; "the homeless became a problem in the large cities"
needy - needy people collectively; "they try to help the needy"
rich, rich people - people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group); "only the very rich benefit from this legislation"
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But you've seen me in business a long time now, and you know I don't make a practice of raiding the poor people. I go after the big fellows.
The house was one of a whole row that was built by a company which existed to make money by swindling poor people. The family had paid fifteen hundred dollars for it, and it had not cost the builders five hundred, when it was new.
"But why don't they give them away to the poor people?" Saxon asked.
The sagacious reader will not from this simile imagine these poor people had any apprehension of the design with which Mrs Wilkins was now coming towards them; but as the great beauty of the simile may possibly sleep these hundred years, till some future commentator shall take this work in hand, I think proper to lend the reader a little assistance in this place.
One day, certain of these poor people, so numerous in America, came to call upon him, and requested permission to return with him to their native country.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow- the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
"Having come all this distance to free these poor people, it would be weak and cowardly in us to abandon the adventure.
"No; I should not like to belong to poor people," was my reply.
"Poor brute, poor people!" was all he could repeat.
I wouldn't puzzle the poor people with my eloquence for the world.
In fact, the thought of these poor people never left me all night, and quite prevented me from sleeping.
In this way they expected to ruin all the merchants, and starve the poor people, by depriving them of employment.