Sentence Examples

  • 1-9) delivered in the following month, Haggai forbids the people to be disheartened by the apparent meanness of the new temple.
  • At her instigation he threw over his faithful and able favourite, a meanness which is said to have caused him well-deserved remorse.
  • Hospitality, generosity, personal bravery were the subjects of praise; meanness and cowardice those of satire.
  • The intolerable meanness advocated for the sake of the paltriest gains, the entire ignoring of any pursuit in life except money-getting, and the representation of the whole duty of man as consisting first in the attainment of a competent fortune, and next, when that fortune has been attained, in spending not more than half of it, are certainly repulsive enough.
  • Notwithstanding the alarm occasioned by Braddock's defeat, the old quarrel between the proprietors of Pennsylvania and the assembly prevented any adequate preparations for defence; " with incredible meanness " the proprietors had instructed their governors to approve no act for levying the necessary taxes, unless the vast estates of the proprietors were by the same act exempted.

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