Sentence Examples


  • A million might look like a pittance.
  • He learned and practised several small handicrafts, and devoting his nights to study of the most miscellaneous description earned a pittance by teaching.
  • Amnestied in 1755 he returned to France, but soon sank into dire poverty, being forced to earn a pittance for his wife and family as a day labourer.
  • The old man left but a pittance; and of that pittance almost the whole was appropriated to the support of his widow.
  • In this they were not successful; but a government stipend of 200 thalers was given him, and even this miserable pittance was of great importance, so straitened were his circumstances.