Sentence Examples


  • There, a man by the name of Roy Raymond decided that he had had it with trying to purchase lingerie at women's department stores; the embarrassment was excruciating, and the sales help, paltry.
  • 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."
  • 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.