poor person

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Related to poor person: impoverished, penury
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poor person - a person with few or no possessionspoor person - a person with few or no possessions
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
down-and-out - a person who is destitute; "he tried to help the down-and-out"
pauper - a person who is very poor
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
References in classic literature ?
If you please, miss, did you know a poor person of the name of Jenny?
Did you know another poor person of the name of Liz, miss?
And this poor person came about the house three or four days, hoping to get a glimpse of you, miss--all she wanted, she said--but you were away.
Nor was he less blamable for the manner in which he constituted the ephori; for these magistrates take cognisance of things of the last importance, and yet they are chosen out of the people in general; so that it often happens that a very poor person is elected to that office, who, from that circumstance, is easily bought.
I don't mean that it was really cheap to a very poor person, but I do mean that it was the cheapest material there was for male attire -- manufactured material, you understand.
Yes, in a private Asylum, where a sum of money, which no poor person could afford to give, must have been paid for her maintenance as a patient.
Of course I never to my knowledge see the poor person himself.
I thought to myself a poor person would have been ashamed of them.
Latin]  In the character of a poor person -- a
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
He said: "I was the only poor person I'd ever met, and it has kind of given me this lifelong feeling that I'm a second-class citizen, because in my formative years I was a second-class citizen.
Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Jawwad S Khawaja has remarked " money minting is the only motive of governments no matter it comes after claiming the life of a poor person or making him disabled.