Definition of 'penury'
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The simple reality for most people is that they must save more if they want to avoid penury in old age. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What has happened to my 71-year-old mother recently has reduced her to near penury. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He wanted to alter the terms agreed with his ex-wife because the way it was structured meant the credit crunch had reduced him to relative penury. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. penury is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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