Beg"gar*ly (?), a.

1.

In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.

"A bankrupt, beggarly fellow." South. "A beggarly fellowship." Swift. "Beggarly elements." Gal. iv. 9.

2.

Produced or occasioned by beggary.

[Obs.]

Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying, flattery, stealing, and dissimulation. Jer. Taylor.

 

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Beg"gar*ly, adv.

In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.

 

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