dirt-poor


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dirt-poor

Very poor. That actress may be wealthy now, but she was dirt-poor as a child.
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A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar.
Born in Poland in 1910, Lowe went from dirt-poor but savvy New York teen to hardworking traveling salesman in the Depression-era Deep South to hugely successful game developer; in addition to Yahtzee and bingo, he was the man behind many magnetized board gamesthe ancestors of the ones our kids play in the car.
Jane is saddled with grief, a dirt-poor farm and a wounded husband called Ham, the underused Noah Emmerich.
Taking a cue from the likes of Dangerous Minds and Coach Carter, the true story stars Kevin Costner as a PE teacher who, after getting a job in the dirt-poor Californian town of McFarland, forms a squad of runners from seven of his poorest Mexican pupils.
Taking a cue from the likes of Coach Carter, Dangerous Minds and Gridiron Gang, the true story stars Kevin Costner as a PE teacher who, after accepting a position in the dirt-poor Californian town of McFarland, forms a squad of runners from seven of his poorest Mexican pupils.
In intimate, surreal scenes, he introduces us to Chinese oil workers, a British land mine detonator, drunk UN peacemakers, Texan missionaries, and Western businessmen who have no qualms getting rich off a dirt-poor country.
The father made the comments after a string of politicians descended on the dirt-poor village in Budaun district of UP amid growing uproar over the attacks.
The fighting, which has gone from village to village, has resulted in an exodus of tens of thousands of refugees from the area into Lebanon's dirt-poor Bek valley.
And, back on the dirt-poor soil of this beautiful and heart-breaking country, farmers are taking out Taliban loans to grow still more opium (another way of weakening the West, they believe, is to drown us in addiction).
While that is clearly unacceptable, the government needs to look into some very legitimate demands the Maoists make on behalf of the people they claim to represent, mainly the dirt-poor farmers and the landless labourers.
Eschewing the gay characters and experimental tics that have marked his previous filmic efforts, Franco offers a competently acted, technically adequate Cliffs Notes take on Faulkner's narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.
First, there's the early section on what it was like to grow up African American in Mobile, Alabama, in the early 1900s--his family was "dirt-poor and, commensurate with their lowly status, lacked every conceivable amenity associated with a good life" (2).
Dirt-poor Casey, her hardworking single mom, and grandmother barely make ends meet in 1959 South Carolina, much less have enough money for longed-for ballet lessons.
It was the deadliest terrorist attack in years in Yemen, the dirt-poor south Arabian country that is now central to United States concerns about terrorism.
I could be dirt-poor living on the streets and I wouldn't care as long as I was with him.