Definition of beggarly:
- poor (part of speech: adjective)
small (part of speech: adjective)
He was only a clerk in the Colonial Office, was Cecil Mitford, on a beggarly income of a hundred and eighty a year- how small it seemed now, when John Cann's money was actually floating before his mind's eye; but he had brains and industry and enterprise after a fitful adventurous fashion of his own; and he had made up his mind years before that he would find out the secret of John Cann's buried treasure, if he had to spend half a lifetime on the almost hopeless quest.- "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.
Old Goldberg, duly approached on the matter, flatly forbade his daughter to have anything further to do with that fortune- hunter, that parasite, that beggarly pick- thank- such, Sir, were but a few complimentary epithets which he hurled with great volubility at his daughter's absent suitor.- "Castles in the Air", Baroness Emmuska Orczy.
- "The Golden Age in Transylvania", Mór Jókai.