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Examples of Alms

Sentences with the noun Alms

6 examples:

In my country, it's usual for pilgrims to beg for alms.

The little alms are the good alms.
(French proverb)

The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.
(Friedrich Nietzsche in The Wanderer and His Shadow)

When the alms is too large, even a saint will be suspicious.
(Portuguese proverb)

Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.

Also see how many quarters of corn you will spend in a week in dispensable bread, how much in alms.
(Robert Grosseteste)


1 example:

A beggar himself, can he afford to have one asking for alms at his door?
(Indian proverb)

Other sentences

24 examples:

One should give alms to the poor.

Zen priests beg for alms near Shinjuku station.

Give us some alms, we beg of you! We are old, tired, and sick.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

Alms never make poor.
(English proverb)

No one became poor by giving alms.
(French proverb)

Giving alms never lessens the purse.
(Spanish proverb)

Better give nothing than stolen alms.
(German proverb)

He who gives alms to the poor faces heaven.
(Filipino proverb)

No one ever became poor through giving alms.
(Italian proverb)

Too much alms, the saint will be suspicious.
(Portuguese proverb)

Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.
(Chinese proverb)

To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also.
(John Ruskin)

Alms do not decrease, going to church does not hinder.
(Swedish proverb)

He who asks for alms blushes once; he who refuses, twice.
(Turkish proverb)

Who hopes for alms from the priests, winds up at the insane asylum.
(Sicilian proverb)

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
(Arabian proverb)

Alms do not empty the purse, and a mass does not exhaust the day's duty.
(Danish proverb)

When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.
(Romanian proverb)

The poor ones give their alms in a humble way, the rich man throws them down with contempt.
(Chinese proverb)

No one was hurt in this nasty ALMS crash.
(USA Today - Motor Sports, )

For Muslims, the five pillars of Islam, professing the Muslim faith, prayer, paying alms, fasting and the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia are the central religious obligations they must all fulfill.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

For all the early-day snafus of the inaugural BET Experience at L.A. Live (long lines, confusing ticket pickup, insufficient altar space outside the Beyonce show to lay alms at the feet of Blue Ivy), there was one big-picture thing it got very right.
(August Brown in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State group is showing two faces to the millions who live under its rule in Iraq and Syria — handing out food and alms to the poor to tout their adherence to the month's spirit of compassion while meting out sharp punishment to anyone caught breaking the daily fast.
(Fox News - World, )

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