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Wuthering Heights
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  • And that insipid, paltry creature attending her from DUTY and HUMANITY!
  • I’ll pit him against that paltry creature, unless it bestir itself briskly.
  • How can you deliberately get up such paltry falsehoods?
  • ’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!’

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  • I lick my lips, already thirsty, and hunch beneath the paltry shade of the Jack tree to consider my predicament.
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  • There was no way an eighty-six-year-old man could have stopped them from getting away with their paltry loot.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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