In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Your plan to spend everything you have and more as soon as possible seems a certain recipe for a penurious old age.
- He had grown up in a penurious middle-class family, and it was the middle class and the official world which predominated in his sketches, stories, and plays.
- Once some penurious student has finished loading up a piece of art into her van, it immediately gains in value.
- A comparable case is that of Iraq, where in spite of the weekly strikes by the U.S. and Britain and the penurious condition of the country, has still not thrown in the towel.
- Was the students' act bordering on something like savagery when they took advantage of the workers' penurious state?
- The garish festivities are set in one of the world's most penurious places.
- Unlike the penurious English king, Louis provided substantial financial support for full-time investigation.
- One promising effort is intended to increase the low personal savings rate in the U.S., which could doom many people to a penurious retirement.
- She never recovered from the Great Depression and lived a penurious existence to the end.
- His poems continuously make us understand the penurious effects of genocide in communal riots.
- He is encouraged by the fact that the penurious state of the game is forcing Scottish clubs to offer greater opportunities to youngsters.
- This, as you might appreciate, presents many problems for a man with the soul of a tortured and penurious poet.
- But then again, memory is cheaper than at any time I've ever known it, and 1 GB of RAM is affordable by all but those in the most penurious of situations.
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