How to use Poorest in a sentence
It looks poorest when you are richest.
The calorific power of Baku oil appears to be highest, while this oil is poorest in solid hydrocarbons, of which the American petroleums contain moderate quantities, and the Upper Burma oils the largest amount.
Niger, for example, is the poorest country in the world.
How would it not find its way to the poorest regions of the earth?
The richest is that of Girgenti, with 6304, and the poorest that of Porto Maurizio, with only 246.Advertisement
Whatever it costs, it is anyhow a clear gain that it is incurred on the score of piety, seeing that we succour the poorest by such entertainments (refrigerio).
In August 1761 Turgot was appointed intendant of the generalite of Limoges, which included some of the poorest and most over-taxed parts of France; here he remained for 13 years.
In the district between the Grand Square and the western harbour, one of the poorest quarters of the city, is an open space with Fort Caffareli or Napoleon in the centre.
That increase, it has been shown, is due to the early marriage and excessive reproduction of the reckless and hopeless, the poorest, least capable, least desirable members of the community.
The European region poorest in coal (proportionately to area) is Scandinavia, where there is only one field of economic value - a small one in the extreme south of Sweden.Advertisement
Africa is apparently the continent poorest in coal, though valuable workings have been developed at various points in British South Africa, e.g.
Agriculture is in a very backward condition, however, and the state is classed as one of the poorest and most unprogressive in the republic. The rivers and shallow coast waters are well stocked with fish, but there are no fishing industries worthy of mention.
The poorest Berber has as great a voice in affairs as the richest.
In this matter her showing has long been among the very poorest in the Union relatively to her population.
The Light Railways Act, passed by him in 1890, did much to open up some of the poorest parts of the west, and the temporary scarcity of that year was dealt with by relief works.Advertisement
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.
In the municipalities, as in Rome, provision was made out of the public funds for feeding the poorest part of the population, and providing a supply of corn which could be bought by ordinary citizens at a moderate price.
Left an orphan at the early age of thirteen, he was sent to the gymnasium at Ilefeld, and passed thence (1722), in poorest circumstances, to the university of Jena to study law.
The finest skins are found in the East Main and the Esquimaux Bay, in the Hudson's Bay Company's districts, and the poorest in Alaska.
An old quack doctor named Levett, who had a wide practice, but among the very poorest class, poured out Johnson's tea in the morning and completed this strange menagerie.Advertisement
The new Egyptian army was so far improved that it gained successes over the forces of the Mahdi; the burden of the national debt was lightened by a successful conversion; the corve was abolished; 1 the land tax was reduced 30% in the poorest provinces, and in spite of this and other measures for lightening the public burdens, the budgetary surplus constantly increased; the quasi-judicial special commissions for brigandage, which were at once barbarous and inefficient, were abolished; the native tribunals were improved, and Mr (afterwards Sir John) Scott, an Indian judge of great experience and sound judgment, was appointed judicial adviser to the khedive.
Dissensions resulting in interminable civil wars had, even before the Union, exhausted the resources of the poorest of the three northern realms; and her ruin was completed by the ravages of the Black Death, which wiped out two-thirds of her population.
It draws few students from foreign parts, 2 where the local schools are of the poorest kind, except in India (thanks to a British government) and perhaps in Constantinople., Bokhara was once a chief seat of learning, but is now so sunk in narrow fanaticism that its eighty madrasas (medresses) with their 5000 students only turn out a bigoted and foolish clergy (V5.mbery).
Vengeance was taken upon Jerusalem, and, on the seventh day of the fifth month, 586 B.C., Nebuzaradan sacked the temple, destroyed the walls and houses, and deported the citizens, only the poorest peasantry of the land being left behind.
These people live under the poorest conditions, by doing smith's work; they speak among themselves a Romani dialect, much contaminated with Arabic in its vocabulary.Advertisement
The land was not denuded, and the fact that " some scores of thousands of Jews remained in Judah through all the period of the exile," 3 even though they were " the poorest of the land," revolutionizes ordinary notions of this period.
Hence, according to believers in contagion, the disease passed to families in the " old town," the poorest and unhealthiest quarter.
The ship and cargo were burnt, but soon after cases of a suspicious form of disease were observed in the hospital and in the poorest parts of the town; and in the summer a fearful epidemic of plague developed itself which destroyed 40,000 or 50,000 persons, and then became extinct without spreading to other parts of Sicily.
He began as a doctor in one of the poorest districts of Paris, but soon abandoned medicine for scientific research.
The slightest tincture of red or black blood bars entry into any of the old families who are descendants of Spaniards from the Provincias Vascongadas or those bordering the Bay of Biscay, where the morals are perhaps the purest (as regards the intercourse of the sexes) of any in Europe, and where for a girl, even of the poorest class, to have a child before marriage is the rarest thing possible.Advertisement
For a long time Chile was considered one of the poorest states of Spanish America, but the acquisition of the rich mineralproducing provinces of the north, together with the development of new silver and copper mines in Atacama and Coquimbo, largely increased her revenues and enabled her to develop other important resources.
The common, yet excellent melons, watermelons, grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, apples, are within the reach of the poorest.
George seemed to think his obligation sufficiently discharged by appointing Butler in 1738 to the bishopric of Bristol, the poorest see in the kingdom.
Berlin, until the last half of the 19th century, was in respect of its churches probably the poorest of the capitals -of Christendom, and the number of worshippers on an average Sunday was then less than 2% of the population.
The grain is very small, and is gathered for consumption only by the poorest.Advertisement
So, when the friars came and established themselves in the poorest localities of the towns, and brought religion to the destitute and the outcasts of society, assimilating themselves to the conditions of life of those among whom they worked, they supplied a need with which the parochial clergy were unable to cope.
Here are squalid streets and mean houses typical of the poorest class of inhabitants.
He propounds as the comprehensive formula of the new Christianity this precept - "The whole of society ought to strive towards the amelioration of the moral and physical existence of the poorest class; society ought to organize itself in the way best adapted for attaining this end."
The lambs are weaned towards the end of June and the ewes run on the poorest pasture till August to lose surplus fat.
The last poll-tax had been carefully graduated on a sliding scale so as to press lightlyon the poorest classes; in this one a shilling for each person had to be exacted from every township, though it was provided that the strong should help the weak to a certain extent.Advertisement
But in hundreds of villages there were no strong residents, and the poorest cottager had to pay his three groats.
In spite of much excellence of intention, much heroism, much energy, it is hardly to be denied that the leaders whom that movement brought to the surface were almost without exception men of the poorest political capacity.
These excellent novels were, however, succeeded by one very inferior, The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish (1829); by The Notions of a Travelling Bachelor (1828), an uninteresting book; and by The Waterwitch (1830), one of the poorest of his many sea-stories.
The new dynasty was thus the poorest and weakest of the great civil and ecclesiastical lordships which occupied the country from the estuary of the Scheldt to that of the Liobregat, and bounded approximately by the Meuse, the Sane and the ridge of the Cvennes; yet it cherished a great ambition which it revealed at times during its first century (987Ifo8)a determination not to repeat the Carolingian failure.
They are often incredulous at the sums that the poorest children and pensioners have received.Advertisement
A series of Cuban-style literacy drives and free neighborhood health clinics run by Cuban doctors were launched in the poorest barrios.
At stake, says the colonel, are the government's plans to develop the country's biggest and poorest province.
Although pins were used in quantity, pin sellers were among the poorest street criers.
These practices also serve to empower and lend dignity to the poorest, while at the same time contributing to a sense of community.
This vast region is the poorest in Brazil and suffers from severe and recurring drought.Advertisement
Italy, the poorest of the great capitalist nations first became fascist.
This causes further indebtedness which is particularly unsustainable for the poorest countries.
In our increasingly interconnected world Europe's peoples have a moral duty to the world's poorest nations.
But the poorest of the poor, especially landless women, remain untouched and ignored.
If we want more localism we need to tackle the plight of our poorest areas.
Moreover, some popular funds have created village banks to grant small loans to the poorest women who can not mobilize preliminary savings.
Life is but momentary, whether you have the poverty of the poorest man in rags or the wealth of the richest living person.
In 1891 Lenin passed his Law exam with high honors, whereupon he took to representing the poorest peasantry in Samara.
More than 40% of these deaths took place in the poorest regions of Peru where the indigenous populations are concentrated.
Of our US$ 8 billion fuel subsidy in 2004, only 8.5 percent of this amount ever reached the poorest quintile.
Such a revision will mean the poorest countries will remain subservient.
Mill Street also included a complex of crowded and dilapidated tenements offering accommodation to the poorest in society (Trinder 1982, 9 ).
Open for just over a year it occupies a disused warehouse in one of London's poorest boroughs, Hackney.
Between the "Cotton Belt" and the Tennessee Valley is the mineral region, the "Old Land" area - "a region of resistant rocks" - whose soils, also derived from weathering in situ, are of varied fertility, the best coming from the granites, sandstones and limestones, the poorest from the gneisses, schists and slates.
Planting themselves, as a rule, in large towns, and by preference in the poorest and most densely populated districts, the Preaching Friars were obliged to adapt their buildings to the requirements of the site.
Roughly speaking, if you look at the poorest forty nations in the world, who have an average income per person of about $1,500 a year, their effective tax rates are about 20 percent.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
As the poorest nations become wealthier, they too will grow less and less inclined toward war.
Around the world, more than a billion mobile devices that both take and send photographs are currently in use, spread even to the poorest parts of the globe.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.
Reordering priorities, untying aid and pooling funds internationally could all release additional funds for the poorest countries.
The levels of qualifications in numeracy and literacy of residents of the boro are among the poorest in the country.
However, most people in the country, and almost all the poorest, depend on smallholder agriculture for their livelihoods.
Thousands of the world 's poorest people depend on global supply chains to survive.
Traditional measures of social class tend to underplay the extent to which smoking has become concentrated in the poorest sections of society.
Open for just over a year it occupies a disused warehouse in one of London 's poorest boroughs, Hackney.
The gap between our richest and poorest neighborhoods has widened dramatically.
The top 1 percent of American citizens control 38 percent of the country's wealth, which leaves the poorest 40 percent controlling less than 1 percent of the wealth of the nation.
Stainless steel is the poorest conductor of heat among metal pans, but it is most widely used because it does not cause any chemical reactions to food and is virtually maintenance free.
This particular drug is certainly not confined to the poorest urban areas; its effects can permeate even the most suburban of neighborhoods.
The poorest forms have starry flowers and scarcely any markings.
This Paterson charity helped organize the countless donations that flowed in from area donors, and provided a new start to the poorest families hit the hardest by the flooding, and who couldn't afford to refurnish their homes.
Haiti remains one of the poorest countries.
McAllen, Texas, has the distinction of being the poorest city in the nation.
Both men and women, from the wealthiest to the poorest, slept in the shifts or shirts they wore as underwear during the day.
One woman is singled out as having done the best for the day and one woman is put into the "hot seat" because of something she did (or didn't do) that earned her the title of having done the poorest job.
But even in the midst of the richest quarters, in Westminster and elsewhere, small but well-defined areas of the poorest dwellings occur.
The firstmentioned process consists of charging and feeding the vacuum pan with the richest syrup, and then as the crystals form and this syrup becomes thereby less rich the'pan is fed with syrup of lower richness, but still of a richness equal to that of the mother-liquor to which it is added, and so on until but little mother-liquor is left, and that of the poorest quality.
Instead, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
Since the poorest nations will improve their financial conditions indefinitely, this is a long-term trend toward peace.
It is one of the poorest countries of Europe in this particular.