• Noun: people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); example: "the urban poor need assistance"
• Adj: deserving or inciting pity; examples: "a hapless victim", "miserable victims of war", "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworth", "piteous appeals for help", "pitiable homeless children", "a pitiful fate", "Oh, you poor thing", "his poor distorted limbs", "a wretched life"
• Adj: having little money or few possessions; examples: "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries", "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
• Adj: characterized by or indicating poverty; examples: "the country had a poor economy", "they lived in the poor section of town"
• Adj: lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances; examples: "a poor land", "the area was poor in timber and coal", "food poor in nutritive value"
• Adj: not sufficient to meet a need; examples: "an inadequate income", "a poor salary", "money is short", "on short rations", "food is in short supply", "short on experience"
• Adj: unsatisfactory; examples: "a poor light for reading", "poor morale", "expectations were poor"
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile.
One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That's the American ideal. Poor people don't like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, ten dollars in the bank, they don't like to think of themselves as poor.
A calling is you feel - you look out and see the need - maybe it's the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it's the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was - felt called.
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter.