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Sample sentences for the GRE study word penurious

penurious can be used as a
penurious can be used as a noun

1.Lean penury within that pen doth dwell. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Elton's notice and the penury of her conversation, rather than return to the superior companions who have always loved her with such real, generous affection.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.During one of their walks a poor cot in the foldings of a vale attracted their notice as being singularly disconsolate, while the number of half-clothed children gathered about it spoke of penury in its worst shape. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. - from The King James Bible

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