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Definitionan inadequate payment
- She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.Chapter 1 (27% in)
- Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance.Chapter 14 (75% in)
- As it was, I lived ungazed at and unmolested, hardly thanked for the pittance of food and clothes which I gave, so much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men.Chapter 19 (85% in)
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