Mrs. Thomas said that they were a pair of babies and as poor as church mice.
We do not want all to be as poor as the poor;we want all to be as rich as the rich.
Therefore, for totally different reasons, her food was as poor as Mrs. Archer's, and her wines did nothing to redeem it.
Morlock saw that these were as poor as his own immediate family.
Poor as dirt and ignorant.
It's been a long time since I was as poor as a factory girl.
Who were to be considered as the poor of each parish became, therefore, a question of some importance.
Among savages, the poorest of all nations, they are scarce of any value.
But in every improved and civilized society, this is the state into which the labouring poor, that is, the great body of the people, must necessarily fall, unless government takes some pains to prevent it.
I soon grew as poor as a rat, and, having a wife and children to provide for, my burdens at length became intolerable, and I spent hour after hour in reflecting upon the most convenient method of putting an end to my life.
These blessed poor are no longer slaves to the tyranny of things.
I heard that Mr. Mell was not a bad sort of fellow, but hadn’t a sixpence to bless himself with; and that there was no doubt that old Mrs. Mell, his mother, was as poor as job.