Sentence Examples


  • 1-9) delivered in the following month, Haggai forbids the people to be disheartened by the apparent meanness of the new temple.
  • I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
  • We should never cheat and insult and banish one another by our meanness, if there were present the kernel of worth and friendliness.
  • We never learned meanness of them.
  • Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.

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