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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To exhaust the resources or ability; to defy.
2. To impoverish.
ETYMOLOGY:From Middle English beggare, beggere, from beggen (to beg).
USAGE:"Geraldine Feeney said the story told by Mr Boyle beggared belief. 'If I heard him right, a 26-year-old is in a mental institution for five years because someone belonging to her thinks she will be promiscuous if she is out in the world.'"
Jimmy Walsh; Call for Review of Psychiatric 'Detention'; The Irish Times (Dublin); Jun 23, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others. -Frederick Saunders, librarian and essayist (1807-1902)