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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Pronunciation

Homophones

  • pour (some accents only)
  • pore (some accents only)
  • paw (some accents only)

Etymology

From Old French poure (French: pauvre), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pauper.

Adjective

poor (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
poor

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. With little or no possessions or money.
  2. To be pitied.
    Oh you poor little thing.
  3. Of low quality.
    That was a poor performance.
  4. (with "the") Those people as a group who have no possessions or money.
    Usage notes: always takes the plural verb.
    the poor are in a bad condition

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