Sentence Examples


  • Human griefs seem little worth assuaging; human happiness too paltry (at the best) to be worth increasing.
  • So was Merrill Cooms who told us his investment was paltry compared to getting, as he called him, "that monster Cummings."
  • When Lord John Russell brought forward his Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, Bright opposed it as "a little, paltry, miserable measure," and foretold its failure.
  • 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.
  • To a new generation they seemed paltry, earthly and fantastic, and far-seeing men had good reason to regard them as a source of political danger.
 

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