poverty

01. There are more and more people living in [poverty] in this country, and food banks are unable to meet their needs.
02. G. K. Chesterton once remarked that the honest poor can sometimes forget [poverty], but the honest rich can never forget it.
03. Kin Hubbard once remarked that it is pretty hard to tell what brings happiness - [poverty] and wealth have both failed.
04. Mother Teresa once said that the most terrible [poverty] is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
05. Young women brought to the capital from the countryside are often forced into prostitution by [poverty] and lack of education.
06. America's inner cities are being destroyed by [poverty] and violence.
07. Lack of education is still the main cause of [poverty] in the region.
08. Bill Cosby once remarked that you can turn painful situations around through laughter because if you can find humor in anything, even [poverty], you can survive it.
09. Industrialization of the world has resulted in the enrichment, [impoverishment] and destabilization of differing regions.
10. There is a Haitian proverb which states that if work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the [poor].
11. There is a proverb in Benin which states that work is the medicine for [poverty].
12. [Poverty] is the biggest killer of children in the world.
13. After struggling to support himself, Mozart died in [poverty] at the age of 35.
14. Saddam Hussein was born and raised in a small [impoverished] village 100 miles north of Baghdad.
15. Because of its [poverty], Bangladesh has a low level of development.
16. Many [impoverished] families in Mozambique live in primitive huts, and own few possessions.
17. Almost 80% of the population of Haiti lives in terrible [poverty].
18. A Scottish proverb notes that [poverty] is a pain but not a disgrace.
19. Cassiodorus once stated that [poverty] is the mother of crime.
20. The chief condition that leads to conflict in the world is [poverty].
21. Mothers who are educated tend to send their children to school, which is essential for breaking the cycle of [poverty] from one generation to another.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • poverty — ► NOUN 1) the state of being extremely poor. 2) the state of being insufficient in amount. ORIGIN Old French poverte, from Latin pauper poor …   English terms dictionary

  • Poverty — Street children sleeping in Mulberry Street – Jacob Riis photo New York, United States (1890) Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.[1] Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford …   Wikipedia

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