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Definitioninsignificant in amount or quality
- And that insipid, paltry creature attending her from DUTY and HUMANITY!Chapter 14 (88% in)
- I'll pit him against that paltry creature, unless it bestir itself briskly.Chapter 21 (39% in)
- How can you deliberately get up such paltry falsehoods?Chapter 22 (70% in)
- 'Now,' said he, with curbed ferocity, 'I'm getting angry and if you don't command that paltry spirit of yours — DAMN you! get up directly!'Chapter 27 (31% in)
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