The poor kid is feeling deserted.
"I was raised poor," Carmen said.
A poor example of being objective.
"These people are poor because they have been too lazy to work," he said.
This was too much for poor Nancy.
Let's face it: Futurists as a whole have a pretty poor track record.
Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.
Poor people are often sick.
Poor Maria, as good as she is, can't be much help on the phone if she don't speak the language.
I guess being reclusive is a poor way to make friends.
The poor kid can't be that mixed up, can she?
I guess we was poor, but we were too broke to know it and having too much fun finding ways not to be.
I'm sorry I've been such a poor companion.
If he was trying to prevent her from escaping, he was doing a poor job of it.
Great was the caliph's surprise when he heard the poor man's story.
Poor Destiny will be left with nothing.
"Worse and worse!" groaned the poor poet.
Poor communication leads to war.
To Princess Mary it was strange that now, at a moment when such sorrow was filling her soul, there could be rich people and poor, and the rich could refrain from helping the poor.
Poor Mary Bolkonskaya arrived in Moscow yesterday.
Look what you've done to the poor girl.
If she was, she had picked a poor time.
You'd just embarrass the poor guy.
The poor guy doesn't have much going his way.
You heard her talk about the million dollar reward that rag of a newspaper is offering and she's poor as a church mouse on food stamps.
"How do you know it was the same person who killed the others who killed that poor woman in Omaha?" she asked.
Her mother's been in jail half of Martha's life while the poor kid's been shuffled around God knows where.
Poor Jen must be a wreck and she has telling her parents to look forward to.
Are you going to continue to play detective and grill the poor woman, or is this a fun trip?
"If he'd do something like that—chase that poor lad down the mountain and then leave the scene—he'd switch the bones," Fred said.
The poor woman had just buried her son that morning.
Remaining quiet about Lydia's prior night's involvement with Fitzgerald was looking like a very poor decision.
Unable to outmaneuver death, she could at least take out her grief and anger on a poor little piece of mail.
Dorothy was captured in the same way, and numbers of the Gargoyles clung to Jim's legs, so weighting him down that the poor beast was helpless.
You, poor thing! cannot even bleed when you are hurt.
But in the corner, almost hidden from his fellows, one poor man was sitting who did not enjoy the singing.
"The poor, timid fellow!" said the blacksmith.
And Caedmon, the poor cowherd of the abbey, was the first great poet of England.
They passed out into the open country and saw the cottages of the poor people.
"They are poor men, and they are working to improve the king's highway," was the answer.
When the rich believe the poor will not honor property rights.
When the poor believe the rich are beneficiaries of different legal status than the poor.
Cheap food is great for the poor but bad for the poor farmer.
Because he is young, because he is poor, because he is a relation... and because you yourself don't love him.
"This poor army!" he suddenly remarked.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
"Who are you?" asked the interpreter in poor Russian.
"Where are they taking you to, you poor dear?" said she.
"You are speaking of the poor countess?" said Anna Pavlovna, coming up just then.
A poor little fellow, Denisov repeated.
Well, he's a poor sort of soldier...
The boy was the son of a dirt-poor single mother.
The poor kid didn't even have a real birthday, only the arbitrarily chosen date of January 1st.
When Dean shook his head and wondered aloud why Westlake, who obviously wasn't poor, would mess around with five and ten-dollar items, Fred explained.
I can't grow a marigold in a pot of fertilizer and these poor things don't even have soil!
You let her kidnap that poor child!
Poor Martha, out there somewhere with that crazy woman!
Even with his poor eye for such things, Dean could see that it was far lovelier that anything close to what their budget could have afforded.
"Divide it among the poor people who need it so badly," said some.
Then with his strong face aglow in their feeble light, he made a speech in favor of a law to help poor fishermen.
The poor child was so tired after his night's work that he could not keep awake.
"May a poor traveler find rest and shelter here for the night?" he asked.
The poor man could do nothing but dress himself and go sorrowing on his way.
"Oh, I cannot sing," answered the poor man."
"Most of the people in the world are poor," said the coachman.
He opened his eyes and looked around at the small, plain room and at the poor people standing near him.
Then he said, "Your house is a very poor place, I think."
But first I must thank these poor people.
"Think what your mother would say if she saw you in the clothes of a poor man's son." said the cardinal.
He was a poor man and had no wish to be rich.
Smallpox affected the rich and the poor and it changed the course of history: It killed Queen Mary II of England in 1694, King Louis I of Spain in 1724, Emperor Peter II of Russia in 1730, and King Louis XV of France in 1774, and changed the succession to the thrones of nations a dozen more times.
An exception worth noting is that the poor who get better products at cheaper prices will see their wealth rise accordingly.
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
A poor person with free access to the Internet at the library is wealthier than a poor person with free access to just a library.
In Beverly Hills, your poor neighbor might be one who had to buy the 14K-gold back scratcher instead of the diamond-encrusted platinum one everyone else is buying.
Tensions between the rich and poor grow higher under the following five circumstances:
If the poor believe they have less justice than the rich, they buy into the system less. 4.
Finally, when the poor see their income shrink while the income of the rich rises, they will buy into the system less.
However, if they are getting wealthier over time, even if the rich are getting wealthier faster, the poor will tend to accept the system more.
In one understanding of economic history, the rich get ahead, and the gap between them and the poor widens.
Beyond Robin Hood: Why radical approaches to wealth redistribution don't work History has witnessed numerous attempts, through radical methods, to raise up the poor by extracting wealth from the rich.
Sometimes the poor cut out the middleman of government entirely.
If the poor remove rich people's incentives to produce economic gain, the rich, who behave somewhat rationally, will stop producing.
One way that society keeps a lid on the powder keg of tension between the rich and poor is through the welfare state.
Cynics view this as the rich paying off the poor to keep them from revolting.
These payments, the cynics would argue, bribe the poor to back the system.
Although the poor may not believe that wealth is attainable for them, they do not want to rock the boat and risk disrupting the system that guarantees them at least some income.
We have surmised the future widening of the gap between the rich and poor, and looked at how that has played out in history.
When nations are young and when they are poor, they usually focus on two things: the military and civil order.
In 58 BC, Clodius Pulcher ran on a "free grain for the poor" platform as he tried to become tribune.
Because human ability is distributed unevenly and technology multiplies ability of the talented, the spread between the rich and poor will rise more and more.
So the poor will get richer, and the rich will get vastly richer.
In fact, let's say his own mother considered donating the portrait he painted of her to Goodwill but decided not to because "the poor have enough problems already."
And if history is an accurate guide, that wealth will be partially redistributed to the poor—even the poorest of the poor, the bottom billion.
The poor, knowing there to be bread but being economically unable to get it, rioted.
Barely a decade earlier, Cleveland, also a Democrat, had said essentially, "Look, the government shouldn't be helping the poor Texans; that's the role of charity."
Around 1600, the Elizabethan Poor Law came into effect and lasted more than two centuries.
The system had an office, Overseer of the Poor, in each of 1,500 parishes.
This abuse resulted in an overhaul of the system that sought to tie the poor to their original parish.
Workhouses both lodged the poor and gave them work.
Since many of the poor were not able-bodied, the workhouses were not profitable institutions.
This involved making the poor wear prison uniforms and only providing enough food to avoid starvation.
The problem is that the poor don't have enough money to afford the food.
There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.
Those who argue they should not say there is no way for poor countries to compete with mechanized Western farming and the extremely high yields it produces.
Others say poor nations need to develop free markets in agriculture and strongly discourage government intervention.
If poor nations decide to pursue what I will call the Japan strategy, importing all their food and developing other industry, then they become huge fans of farm subsidies in other countries.
Say the poor decide they cannot compete with a modern farm, so they move to the city and get a job at a factory.
Many of the people Borlaug worked with at this time were poor, even starving.
Since rice is relied upon by so much of the world's poor, efforts here really can save lives.
American ethanol policies do not "kill" the poor, but they do drive up corn prices.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
But what if everyone in the nation, rich and poor, were to be mailed a $2,000 food card annually, redeemable at the grocery store for any of several hundred nutritious foods?
Is our nation so poor or so weak that we must resort to the ultimate in pragmatism and befriend nations in the name of commerce or prosperity or military security while turning a blind eye to the suffering of their people?
Mr. Jefferson let me touch his face so that I could imagine how he looked on waking from that strange sleep of twenty years, and he showed me how poor old Rip staggered to his feet.
Then they rose to fight the duel, and I followed the swift thrusts and parries of the swords and the waverings of poor Bob as his courage oozed out at his finger ends.
Poor people were not happy for their hearts were full of sad thoughts because they did not know much about America.
I am very sorry that poor little Peregrine is dead now.
Poor Edith is blind and deaf and dumb.
Poor old Nancy is growing old and very feeble.
I have laughed at the poor duck, with the red rag tied round its leg.
It hobbled, and that made me laugh; but it is wrong to laugh at the poor animals!
I was very sorry that the poor little girl with the browns and the "tangled golden curls" died.
Jakey was the sweetest little fellow you can imagine, but he was poor and blind.
Think of the poor drummers!
His mother was dead and his father was too poor to take care of him.
They are going to send me some money for a poor little deaf and dumb and blind child.
His parents are too poor to pay to have the little fellow sent to school; so, instead of giving me a dog, the gentlemen are going to help make Tommy's life as bright and joyous as mine.
He is poor and helpless and lonely now, but before another April education will have brought light and gladness into Tommy's life.
I shall be so disappointed if my little plans fail, because I have wanted for a long time to do something for the poor little ones who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.
We think of you so, so often! and our hearts go out to you in tenderest sympathy; and you know better than this poor letter can tell you how happy we always are to have you with us!
But it is harder for Teacher than it is for me because the strain on her poor eyes is so great, and I cannot help worrying about them.
Poor Teacher has had her hands full, attending to movers, and express-men, and all sorts of people.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
She said the poor young girl talked and acted exactly like a little child.
It began to pull and tug, and lo, the wires broke, and off went the great red dragon, and poor Dr. Bell stood looking forlornly after it.
Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.
But the poor little girl couldn't fix her attention.
It seemed all so mechanical and difficult, my heart ached for the poor little children.
When her attention was drawn to a marble slab inscribed with the name FLORENCE in relief, she dropped upon the ground as though looking for something, then turned to me with a face full of trouble, and asked, "Were is poor little Florence?"
Turning to my friend, she asked, "Did you cry loud for poor little Florence?"
On her return to the house after her visit to the cemetery, she ran to the closet where these toys were kept, and carried them to my friend, saying, "They are poor little Florence's."
Poor little Florence is dead.
Doctor gave her medicine to make her well, but poor Florence did not get well.
Helen began to pull off the jacket, saying, "I must give it to a poor little strange girl."
When she is riding in the carriage she will not allow the driver to use the whip, because, she says, "poor horses will cry."
"It was poor Ginger," was all she could say at first.
Later, when she was able to talk about it, she said: Poor Ginger!
There were very few spots of sunshine in poor Ginger's life, and the sadnesses were so many!
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
Well, one day King Frost was trying to think of some good that he could do with his treasure; and suddenly he concluded to send some of it to his kind neighbour, Santa Claus, to buy presents of food and clothing for the poor, that they might not suffer so much when King Winter went near their homes.
You forget that death comes to the rich and the poor alike, and comes once for all; but remember, Acheron could not be bribed by gold to ferry the crafty Prometheus back to the sunlit world.
Some of you, we all know, are poor, find it hard to live, are sometimes, as it were, gasping for breath.
The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live.
But, answers one, by merely paying this tax, the poor civilized man secures an abode which is a palace compared with the savage's.
But how happens it that he who is said to enjoy these things is so commonly a poor civilized man, while the savage, who has them not, is rich as a savage?
What mean ye by saying that the poor ye have always with you, or that the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
This is the reason he is poor; and for a similar reason we are all poor in respect to a thousand savage comforts, though surrounded by luxuries.
But how do the poor minority fare?
I refer to the degraded poor, not now to the degraded rich.
None is so poor that he need sit on a pumpkin.
Each load looks as if it contained the contents of a dozen shanties; and if one shanty is poor, this is a dozen times as poor.
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.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
Often the poor man is not so cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross.
Some show their kindness to the poor by employing them in their kitchens.
A robust poor man, one sunny day here in Concord, praised a fellow-townsman to me, because, as he said, he was kind to the poor; meaning himself.
Do not stay to be an overseer of the poor, but endeavor to become one of the worthies of the world.
They are not such poor calculators.
Regularly at half-past seven, in one part of the summer, after the evening train had gone by, the whip-poor-wills chanted their vespers for half an hour, sitting on a stump by my door, or upon the ridge-pole of the house.
The bullfrogs trump to usher in the night, and the note of the whip-poor-will is borne on the rippling wind from over the water.
This doubleness may easily make us poor neighbors and friends sometimes.
Indeed, I found some of them to be wiser than the so-called overseers of the poor and selectmen of the town, and thought it was time that the tables were turned.
It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak-headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor--poor farmers.
Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful, of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond;--a poor name from its commonness, whether derived from the remarkable purity of its waters or the color of its sands.
The gods must be proud, thought I, with such forked flashes to rout a poor unarmed fisherman.
But he, poor man, disturbed only a couple of fins while I was catching a fair string, and he said it was his luck; but when we changed seats in the boat luck changed seats too.
Poor John Field!--I trust he does not read this, unless he will improve by it--thinking to live by some derivative old-country mode in this primitive new country--to catch perch with shiners.
He who is only a traveller learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority.
Some station themselves on this side of the pond, some on that, for the poor bird cannot be omnipresent; if he dive here he must come up there.
That must be a poor country indeed that does not support a hare.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
On the third or fourth of May I saw a loon in the pond, and during the first week of the month I heard the whip-poor-will, the brown thrasher, the veery, the wood pewee, the chewink, and other birds.
Love your life, poor as it is.
The town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.
It was formerly the custom in our village, when a poor debtor came out of jail, for his acquaintances to salute him, looking through their fingers, which were crossed to represent the grating of a jail window, "How do ye do?"
The baron by all accounts is a poor creature.
The poor girl is very unhappy.
Tell me what news I may take back to my poor boy.
I pity the poor husband, that little officer who gives himself the airs of a monarch.
"I am so sorry for the poor count," said the visitor.
"It was all they could do to rescue the poor man," continued the visitor.
But, my poor Catiche, it is as clear as daylight!
Go and take something, my poor Anna Mikhaylovna, or you will not hold out.
"But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won't this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?
I have written to my poor mother, said the smiling Mademoiselle Bourienne rapidly, in her pleasant mellow tones and with guttural r's.
"Countess Apraksina, poor thing, has lost her husband and she has cried her eyes out," she said, growing more and more lively.
But think, Andrew: for a young society woman to be buried in the country during the best years of her life, all alone--for Papa is always busy, and I... well, you know what poor resources I have for entertaining a woman used to the best society.
Even I, a poor secretary of the Russian Embassy, do not feel any need in token of my joy to give my Franz a thaler, or let him go with his Liebchen to the Prater...
Prince Vasili had come to the conclusion that it was necessary to throw this bone--a bill for thirty thousand rubles--to the poor princess that it might not occur to her to speak of his share in the affair of the inlaid portfolio.
My dear Helene, be charitable to my poor aunt who adores you.
Poor Vyazmitinov could not get any farther!
Oh, only my poor mother...
And cost what it may, I will arrange poor Amelie's happiness, she loves him so passionately, and so passionately repents.
But repressed vexation at his son's poor-spirited behavior found expression in his treatment of his daughter.
"Maybe I do love a poor girl," said Nicholas to himself.
Because Sonya is poor I must not love her," he thought, "must not respond to her faithful, devoted love?
"And how I pity her mother," she went on; "today she showed me her accounts and letters from Penza (they have enormous estates there), and she, poor thing, has no one to help her, and they do cheat her so!"
How she torments herself, poor thing!
All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
She, poor innocent creature, is left to be victimized by an old man who has outlived his wits.
Poor dear, he's as white as a sheet!--various voices were heard saying.
"Oh, I'm all right," said he, "but why did they shoot those poor fellows?
The clothes on him--poor stuff!
'There are a lot of us,' he says, 'but all poor stuff--only soldiers in name,' he says.
"Yes, he's a poor little fellow," said Denisov, who evidently saw nothing shameful in this reminder.
Now having come to the army, he informed Kutuzov of the Emperor's displeasure at the poor success of our forces and the slowness of their advance.
The poor guy probably didn't sleep a wink.
The poor man is exhausted.
We're had poor Howie in thirty-two sessions since you're been here so Quinn's developed cross references.
It was a poor harvest.
Slack off the pressure or have the poor man visit a head-guy.
The poor old woman may have believed it herself.
His main sin appears to be his poor timing.
And poor, sweet Molly, dropped to the ground, like so much garbage.
"Poor excuse for not following my rules," he grumbled.
"A servant," Deidre said, not wanting them to hurt the poor girl.
Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.
No one wants to think about the result of their actions nowadays, and no one talks about how this ruins the poor girl's life.
And now that poor girl has to give birth to a fatherless baby.
Do you think she chased the poor boy down the mountain?
Before you start following the poor woman like in a James Bond movie, maybe we should give the entire Dawkins clan a rest.
This thought, of what the demon lord might do to the poor girl who had suffered enough, was what made Wynn feel guiltiest.
It was the same sensation as when she opened the door to the guest bedroom in her apartment for the first time to see the mess the demons made of some poor human.
She'd like to think she was saving poor souls every day she spent with him donating her blood, but she couldn't help thinking she really wouldn't care what he did to get blood if she was gone.
As if sensing she was some poor tourist, he dropped her off at a youth hostel located above a bar already teeming with people.
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
And the father was a poor man.
It's only a penny whistle, and a poor one at that.
In Scotland there once lived a poor shepherd whose name was James Hogg.
The poor lambs were frightened.
He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.
Elihu Burritt was a poor boy who was determined to learn.
A long time ago there lived a poor slave whose name was Aesop. He was a small man with a large head and long arms.
A year ago he was so poor that he had scarcely clothes for his back.
"The poor, dear child!" said Mrs. Jacquot.
He had just noticed that the king was wearing poor Charlot's Sunday suit instead of his own.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
We have looked at factors that increase animosity between the rich and poor and situations in which they can live harmoniously.
Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students.
Lots of the folks on the street had poor teeth and most of their clothes were practically rags.
The poor owner of the crumpled van sobbed over her accordioned quarter panel, her pocket dog howling in accompaniment.
Poor girl probably dove off a cliff.
He wondered what poor fool was stuck babysitting the high-maintenance angel as he followed Kris.
They say the poor countess is very ill.
Do you know of any person who was once poor but who has lately and suddenly become well-to-do?
So whether you are rich or poor in the future, you will own this pan and get this benefit.
Yes, I've sinned as I'm sure you know but I never ever harmed any young lady the way poor Annie was mutilated.