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be ger

  • n  a pauper who lives by begging
  • v  be beyond the resources of
    This beggars description!
  • v  reduce to beggary

  • At first, Obama's mother gave money to every beggar who stopped at their door.
  • There, wide-eyed like a camera with its shutter stuck open, he witnesses atrocities and degradation, sexual and otherwise, that beggar the imagination: the title image refers to .
  • Moreover, walking away from a beggar can be a risky proposition; the back turner must worry not only about what will happen to the panhandler but also about whether his own .
News & Articles

  • Train driver criticized for warning passengers about beggar
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 18 (UPI) -- Comments by a Swedish train driver who told passengers not to give money to a beggar are "completely unacceptable," a spokesman for the commuter rail line said.
    June 18, 2013 - UPI
  • Amazon Publishing’s “The Hangman’s Daughter” Series Reaches 1 Million Copies Sold
    —Amazon Publishing today announced that Oliver Pötzsch, whose Hangman’s Daughter series includes “The Hangman’s Daughter” , “The Dark Monk” , and “The Beggar King” , has become the first Amazon Publishing author to sell 1 million copies in combined print, audio, and Kindle English language editions worldwide.
    June 17, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Gordon Brown in Reuters
    We have not yet seen the same protectionism in trade with beggar thy neighbor policies of the '30s. And I will fight hard to ensure we do not,Britain's Brown, who will chair the April G20 summit, said in London on Monday.
  • Ban Ki-moon in just-food.com (subscription)
    Beggar thy neighbour food policies cannot work,Ban told the summit. "I call on nations to resist such measures and to immediately resist exports designated for humanitarian purposes."
  • Mirek Topolanek in Irish Times
    We do not want any new dividing lines; we do not want a Europe divided along a North-South or an East-West line; pursuing a beggar-thy-neighbour policy is unacceptable. That the internal market remains united is of vital importance,said Mr...

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