What does the word poverty mean?

Usage examples for poverty

  1. " It is," replied the man, who, notwithstanding his poverty- stricken appearance, spoke like a person of education. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  2. To know it was to realise at once her riches and her poverty. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. Or do you think that your own wife and children, who deserted you in your wealth, will come back to you in your poverty? – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte