The state or characteristic of being or resembling a beggar; destitution.

Angry duns, beggarliness of income, scarcity of the necessaries and luxuries which dignity of rank demanded, the indifference and slights of ones equals, and the ignoring of ones existence by exalted persons, were all hideous enough to Lord Mount Dunstan.

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