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petty
used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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petty
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Individually, no member of the Party owns anything, except petty personal belongings.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbours, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a petty crime
as in: don`t be petty
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