One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘She argued that their pennilessness had been caused by the insurer's wrongful repudiation of the policy, but the court rejected that argument.’
- ‘During the years of the Second Dutch War, opposition in Parliament frequently blamed the Crown's chronic pennilessness and mismanagement of the war on official corruption and the cost of the mistresses.’
- ‘But I soon tired of the parental nagging, and the boredom and the pennilessness of teenage unemployment, and set out to find myself an income.’
- ‘Financial difficulty had evolved into pennilessness, and with no ordinary work available she had been at her wits' end.’
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