(1) It follows that you don't have to reduce yourself to utter penury .(2) In overcoming that penury , modern technology as well as economic interrelations have been influential.(3) Even in the middle of penury , dreams remain colourful.(4) he died in a state of virtual penury(5) After slaving to bring up children and nursemaid a man while simultaneously working to boost the family's income, they are the ones left to live out a lonely and unglamorous old age in penury .(6) Perhaps it was unavoidable, yet it was a road that led past ruin, default and penury , through the plunder of Russia and the impoverishment of Russians.(7) Women who believe they are in for a reasonable standard of living during widowhood, are to be step-by-step, reduced to penury .(8) It is a miracle that her flimsy frame has been able to survive the extremes of weather, utter penury and the cruel sneers of her snobbish compatriots during her hellish ordeal.(9) It was her penury and negligence that let the house deteriorate.(10) Having been reduced to penury , struggling to survive, they no longer serve as an effective political opposition.(11) He was reduced to living in penury in miserable exile in France; and on his return to York he was imprisoned for three months.(12) Now, as then, a government is reducing its citizens to penury as they are deprived of their income and homes.(13) But despite his outstanding gifts he's soon in penury again because the crocodile he has adopted is scaring off potential clients.(14) Living a life in penury , they have sold everything.(15) Price rises due to his stealth taxes have reduced thousands like me to utter penury .(16) I will reduce myself to penury to save you from the evils of gambling, even if it means winning millions of pounds.