Sentence Examples


  • Human griefs seem little worth assuaging; human happiness too paltry (at the best) to be worth increasing.
  • When Lord John Russell brought forward his Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, Bright opposed it as "a little, paltry, miserable measure," and foretold its failure.
  • So was Merrill Cooms who told us his investment was paltry compared to getting, as he called him, "that monster Cummings."
  • The duke of Bedford and Lord Lauderdale made some remarks in parliament upon this paltry reward to a man who, in conducting a great trial on the public behalf, had worked harder for nearly ten years than any minister in any cabinet of the reign.
  • Moreover, the diet neglected to pay for the maintenance even of this paltry 2000, with the result that they mutinied and compelled their leader to retreat through the heart of Muscovy to Smolensk.