Beggars Sentence Examples
Beggars can't be choosers.
As they approached, Barlaymont had been heard to say to Margaret, " What, Madam, is your Highness afraid of these beggars (gueux) ?
Even the beggars outside the thick, bulletproof glass of the main gate were quiet, their small fires dark.
With his hospitable intellect he embraces children, beggars, insane, and scholars, and entertains the thought of all, adding to it commonly some breadth and elegance.
No, but I know I must work to comfort my mother, to repay you, and not to leave the children such beggars as I was.Advertisement
In 1979 homeless beggars on the streets of major British cities were fiction, not an obscene reality.
This is no doubt accounted for by the extreme poverty which prevails among the lower classes, though beggars, on the other hand, are very few, the convictions being 8.95 per 100,000 against 258.15 per 100,000 for the province of Rome.
Finding the usual crowd of beggars before St Peter's, he exchanged his clothes with one of them, and experienced an overpowering joy in spending the day begging among the rest.
The cult of the saint, who came to be regarded as the special patron of lepers, beggars and cripples, spread very extensively over Europe, especially in.
They affected to live like beggars, bearing staff and wallet, owning nothing, renouncing pleasures, riches, honours.Advertisement
The beggars' depots are "exclusively devoted to the confinement of persons whom the j udicial authority shall place at the disposal of the government" for that purpose, and these are classified as (a) able-bodied persons who, instead of working for their living, depend upon charity as the Romans, as is shown by an abundance of objects unearthed by excavation, amongst which may be mentioned a fine statue of an athlete (the Diadumenos) in the British Museum.
He was only remembered in the neighbourhood as a man much loved and respected, who used to ride a black pony very fast, and whose known benevolence was much practised upon by beggars.
The capture of Brill and of Flushing in 1572 by the Sea- William Beggars led to the submission of the greater part of of Orange Holland and Zeeland to the authority of the prince Stad- of Orange, who, as stadholder, summoned the states holder.
Perquisites, offices, frced loans were multiplied to such a point that a critic of the times, Guy Patin, facetiously declared that duties were to be exacted from the beggars basking in the sun.
These wandering beggars are said to have consecrated their life to music-making for God, and Uyghurs are very charitable toward them.Advertisement
The Elizabethan view of " sturdy beggars " was distinguished from the " impotent poor " in the legislation.
It is so clear in scripture it beggars belief that people can't see it.
They spin on their heads, bend their legs round their ears, and turn inside out with a dizzying facility which beggars belief.
Word quickly spread and the beggars desisted in their activities.
Years of poverty without hope had worn deep furrows into the brows of the beggars who approached us on the street.Advertisement
Being an old grump not expected to be civil still give some change to beggars.
Beggars in India are professional, often run by Mafias.
Maybe O'Leary will prove ABTN wrong but the thought of the Irish Mafia negotiating with the original Russian version beggars belief.
Most town leaders feared what the Sea Beggars would do to their towns as they seemed as ruthless as the Spanish.
To see him arrested again on an extradition warrant beggars belief.Advertisement
It was on this occasion that the appellation of "the Beggars" (les Gueux) was first given to the opponents of King Philip's policy.
The indoor institutions are the more important in regard to endowment, and consist of hospitals for the infirm (a number of these are situated at the seaside); of hospitals for chronic and incurable diseases; of orphan asylums; of poorhouses and shelters for beggars; of infant asylums or institutes for the first education of children under six years of age; of lunatic asylums; of homes for the deaf and dumb; and of institutes for the blind.
The phrase is certainly as old as 1561, and was due to these beggars pretending that they were patients discharged from the Abraham ward at Bedlam.
The multitude of beggars in Bavaria had long been a public nuisance and danger.
The separation of church and state is provided for by the constitution, and both the nation and the states are forbidden to establish, subsidize or restrict the exercise of any religious worship. Foreigners are eligible to Brazilian citizenship, and the right of suffrage is conferred upon all male citizens over twenty-one years of age, except beggars, illiterates, the rank and file of the armed forces, members of monastic orders, &c., bound by private vows, and all unregistered citizens.
The adjoining aisle, called Duke Humphrey's Walk, was frequented by beggars and needy adventurers.
We smiled at the faces of some of the beggars who regarded their good fortune with quizzical looks.
To have backed up such headliners with a plethora of unheard of bands playing a totally different style to the main bands beggars belief.
It beggars belief that such dangerous materials are trundling along our railways, passing through unmanned level crossings.
The first successes were however to be not on land, but on the Bee Sea= Beggars.
In him we may trace the influence of Nietzsche's philosophy (Koldusok, " Beggars "; Vdndorok, " Wanderers ").
Besides the prisons, which include one built on the cellular principle at Breda, the state supports three penal workhouses for drunkards and beggars.
The chief ceremony, as kept from the early middle ages onwards - the washing of the feet of twelve or more poor men or beggars - was in the early Church almost unknown.
He was governor of Friesland, and for a while commanded the Spanish and Catholic forces against the "beggars," falling at the battle of Heiligerlee in 5568.
In 1859, however, the Veenhuizen estates were sold to the government for the purpose of a penal establishment for drunkards and beggars.
There was image-burning by godly mobs in autumn; a threat of the social revolution, to begin at Whitsuntide, was issued on the 1st of January 1559, - " the Beggars' Warning."
They shall mix equally with Brahmans and beggars, with the 1 The historicity of this convention, not now usually admitted by scholars, is maintained by Bishop Copleston of Calcutta in his I Buddhism, Primitive and Present (1908).
They also maintain a beggars' asylum and a foundlings' asylum.
Whilst very numerous, particularly amongst the low-caste population, in western, central and northern India, resident adherents of Kabir's doctrine are rare in Bengal and the south; although there is hardly a town in India where strolling beggars may not be found singing songs of Kabir in the original or as translated into the local dialects."
All male citizens 21 years old who could read and write, or who paid taxes amounting to 500 reis yearly, had the parliamentary franchise, except convicts, beggars, undischarged bankrupts, domestic servants, workmen permanently employed by the state and soldiers or sailors below the rank of commissioned officer.
Many of these are decorated with inscriptions and bas-reliefs, some of which commemorate the battle on the Zuider Zee in 1573, in which the Beggars defeated the Spaniards under Count Bossu.
Peter of Savoy, another uncle, was perhaps the most shameless of all the beggars for the kings bounty; not only was he made earl of Richmond, but his debts were repeatedly paid and great sums were given him to help his continental adventures.
Truculent pamphieteers like Simon Fish, who wrote Beggars Supplication, were already demanding that these sturdy boobies should be set abroad into the world, to get wives of their own, and earn their living by the sweat of their brows, according to the commandment of God; so might the king be better obeyed, matrimony be better kept, the gospel better preached, and none should rob the poor of his alms. It must be added that monastic scandals were not rare; though the majority of the houses were decently ordered, yet the unexceptionable testimony of archiepiscopal and episcopal visitations shows that in the years just before the Reformation there was a certain number of them where chastity of life and honesty of administration were equally unknown.
These orders are of very ancient date, owing their establishment to the ancient Hindu rule, followed by the Buddhists, that each "twice-born" man should lead in the woods the life of an ascetic. The second class of Fakirs are simply disreputable beggars who wander round extorting, under the guise of religion, alms from the charitable and practising on the superstitions of the villagers.
Beggars frequented the place, and travellers from the village of Hoxton, who crossed it in order to get into London, did so with as much expedition as possible.
In the same street, the rue des Petits Carmes, was the Hotel Culembourg in which the famous oath of the beggars was taken.
By the 15th century in many cases they had utterly sunk in reputation, their obligation to nurse the sick was quite neglected, and they had, rightly or wrongly, acquired the reputation of being mere nests of beggars and women of ill fame.