How to use Beggar in a sentence
I met a beggar in Italy at the age of twelve.
In that year he made his way back, a beggar without means or clothing, to Prussia.
A beggar among the Parsees is unknown, and would be a scandal to the society.
But long before the advent of Buddhism, the hermit, or wandering beggar, was a familiar figure in India.
The society also maintained Beggar Colonies for the compulsory detention of persons committing the offence of begging.Advertisement
Feeding your dog table food may bring up worries over creating a "beggar".
The Badshah of the palace became a beggar of the street; the prince turned a pauper.
He tried to crawl upward toward her, but she just smiled down and doffed her beggar's hood so he'd recognize her.
Sometimes Athena disguises him as a decrepit beggar, sometimes she bestows on him supernatural beauty and vigour.
The king's habit of mingling with the peasantry secured for him a large amount of popularity, and probably led many to ascribe to him the authorship of poems describing scenes in peasant life, Christis Kirk on the Grene, The Gaberlunzie Man and The Jolly Beggar.Advertisement
A crippled beggar, miraculously cured, leaps up to help them.
Early last century there was a blind beggar who, led by his dog, tried in vain to cross a busy London street.
An aggressive beggar has been slapped with his second anti-social behavior order.
Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.Advertisement
I'd buy a new head unit for the car if any beggar made a replacement din facia for my car... .
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax Vestas.
Diogo Lopes escaped through the gratitude of a beggar to whom he had formerly done a kindness; but Coelho and Gonzales were executed, with horrible tortures, in the very presence of the king.
The tattered cloak of the beggar will bear him up like the rayed plumes of the angels.
The best fences have a trellis on top - they 're a beggar to climb.Advertisement
The fiction of Belisarius wandering as a blind beggar through the streets of Constantinople, which has been adopted by Marmontel in his Belisaire, and by various painters and poets, is first heard of in the 10th century.
A short fragment has been discovered (in the Rainer papyri) from the `OSuvQei s abr6 oXos, which told how Odysseus got inside Troy in the disguise of a beggar and obtained valuable information.
The social condition of the time recalls that of present-day Morocco, in the high price of necessaries and the extortions of the financial authorities; every man was either soldier, beggar or smuggler.
Thaddeus of Suessa was hacked to pieces by the mob; the imperial crown was placed in mockery on the head of a hunch-backed beggar, who was carried back in triumph into the city.
Then there was the Schism and an era of disaster and grief, where his world collided withâ€”then severed fromâ€”the human one, centuries where he was forced into the underground world as a prostitute, a beggar, a thief.Advertisement
The old saw about 'one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread, ' is in the same line.
My magnificent Venetian gondolier & manservant was appalled at the sight of this poor beggar sitting next his padrone.
We are told that she became a common beggar and soon died, very repentant.
The best fences have a trellis on top - they're a beggar to climb.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.Advertisement
He is a professional beggar, tho in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade in wax vestas.
Pirates can look as fancy as Jack Sparrow and as dirty as a street beggar depending on your taste in costumes and clothing.
Begin your evening with a sampler platter appetizer, which includes "phyllo beggar's purses stuffed with duck confit," trout ravioli, spiced shrimp and garlic crab claws.
Once ordained bishop of Edessa, with the connivance of Theodora, James, disguised as a ragged beggar (whence his name Baradaeus, Syriac Burdeana, Arabic alBar adia), traversed these regions preaching, teaching and ordaining new clergy to the number, it is said, of 80,000.
Leaving his mule to the abbey, and giving away his worldly clothes to a beggar, he kept his watch in the church during the night of the 24th-25th of March, and placed on the Lady altar his sword and dagger.Advertisement
While stationed at Amiens he divided his cloak with a beggar, and on the following night had the vision of Christ making known to his angels this act of charity to Himself on the part of "Martinus, still a catechumen."
There is little doubt that the name is introduced simply as part of the parable, and not with any idea of identifying the beggar with Lazarus of Bethany.
The term came in time to mean " a beggar " and with that meaning has passed through Aramaic and Hebrew into many modern languages; but though the Code does not regard him as necessarily poor, he may have been landless.
He was described to Pepys on his acquiring office as "one of a broken sort of people that have not much to lose and therefore will venture all," and as "a beggar having £1Too or £1200 a year, but owes above £10,000."