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Moby Dick
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  • For be a man’s intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
  • Aye," lighting from the boat to the deck, "thus I trample on thee, thou paltry thing that feebly pointest on high; thus I split and destroy thee!"

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  • I lick my lips, already thirsty, and hunch beneath the paltry shade of the Jack tree to consider my predicament.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • 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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