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1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need. Swathed in numblest poverty. The drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. (Prov. Xxiii. 21)

2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.

(Science: botany) Poverty grass, a name given to several slender grasses (as Aristida dichotoma, and Danthonia spicata) which often spring up on old and worn-out fields.

Synonym: Indigence, penury, beggary, need, lack, want, scantiness, sparingness, meagerness, jejuneness.

Poverty, Indigence, Pauperism. Poverty is a relative term; what is poverty to a monarch, would be competence for a day laborer. Indigence implies extreme distress, and almost absolute destitution. Pauperism denotes entire dependence upon public charity, and, therefore, often a hopeless and degraded state.

Origin: OE. Poverte, OF. Poverte, F. Pauvrete, fr. L. Paupertas, fr. Pauper poor. See Poor.

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Re: Evolution not supported by the facts

... publish the seemingly ubiquitous "This Was Your Life!" pamphlet) which is designated a hate group (yes a HATE group) by the Southern Poverty Law Group, http://www.splcenter.org/node/105/activegroups .

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Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution not supported by the facts
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... } But the Point is Every Person's Birth in the World. Some are born in rich aristocratic family and they live a happy life while Some are born in poverty and they live a miserable life. So do you consider this example as something to do with Past Karmas - i.e Good and Bad work done in the previous ...

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Topic: Reincarnation
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Do tumors have functioning mitochondria?

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Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:01 pm
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Topic: Do tumors have functioning mitochondria?
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Telepathy - read someones thoughts

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by Vinko
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Telepathy - read someones thoughts
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Experimental evidence for evolution

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by Julie5
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
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