The pettiness of the accounting department asking me to save a receipt from a fast-food restaurant was absurd.
Pettiness and possessiveness are big emotional turnoffs.
1-12), and which appreciates the pettiness of earthly life with its sordid gains and its unjust distribution of wealth (iv.
But he had that quality which Aristotle places high among the virtues - the noble mean of Magnificence, standing midway between the two extremes of vulgar ostentation and narrow pettiness.
In Alciphron or the Minute Philosopher Berkeley gives the fullest statement of this argument, while adding more commonplace attacks on the pettiness of religious scepticism.
The very pettiness of the details in which the good seneschal indulges as to his own weakness only serves to enhance the sublime unworldliness of the king.