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beggar vb. (3 freq. echoed by later writers)
1. to reduce to beggary Mer.V. II. vi. 19, R3 I. iv. 145 [“Conscience”] “beggars any man that keeps it.”
2. to make valueless Troil. II. ii. 91.
3. to exhaust the resources of Ant. II. ii. 206 “It beggar'd all description.”
4. “beggared of,” destitute of Ham. IV. v. 92 “necessity, of matter beggar'd,” Sonn. lxvii. 10.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.6
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxvii
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