Hardship and penury wore him out before his time.
A succession of bad harvest had reduced the small farmer to penury.
A succession of bad harvests had reduced the small farmers to penury.
He was talking about the embarrassment penury - and advocating higher salaries for MPs.
He who sows misery, reaps but penury!
The family lived in penury.
He was cradled in the lap of penury.
How can we quit penury?
Laid - off workers fall into penury.
First of all, raising the price only can limited many persons living in penury.
Mr Thomas was born in penury and grew up with bare feet and intestinal worms.
In all labour there is profit : but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
1. a state of extreme poverty or destitution;
"their indigence appalled him"
"a general state of need exists among the homeless"