Beg"gar*ly (?), a.


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.


Produced or occasioned by beggary.


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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