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Poorly, 1) in indigence: “but, p. rich, so wanteth in his store, that, cloyed with much, he pineth still for more,” Lucr. 97.
2) in a mean and beggarly manner: “the counterfeit is p. imitated after you,” Sonn. 53, 6. “their ragged curtains p. are let loose,” H5 IV, 2, 41. “we two, that with so many thousand sighs did buy each other, must p. sell ourselves with the rude brevity and discharge of one,” Troil. IV, 4, 42. “my father p. led,” Lr. IV, 1, 10.
3) insignificantly: “I'll rob none but myself; and let me die, stealing so p.” Cymb. IV, 2, 16.
4) without spirit, dejectedly: “to look so p. and to speak so fair,” R2 III, 3, 128. “be not lost so p. in your thoughts,” Mcb. II, 2, 72 (cf. poor in Lucr. 710).
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