Definition Of penury
extreme poverty; destitution.
he died in a state of virtual penury
Example Of penury
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 .
Bastille Day in France commemorates the French Revolution and reminds us of one of the most unpleasant and blood-soaked regimes ever to have reduced a country to penury .
But despite his outstanding gifts he's soon in penury again because the crocodile he has adopted is scaring off potential clients.
Even in the middle of penury , dreams remain colourful.
Falling in love with a tea vendor could suit the infatuated young mind but when it comes to marriage she is able to visualise the agony of penury and gets out of the affair.