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petty
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Antony and Cleopatra
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petty
Used in
Antony and Cleopatra
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  • This is the brief of money, plate, and jewels, I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued; Not petty things admitted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such as I am, I come from Antony: I was of late as petty to his ends As is the morn-dew on the myrtle leaf To his grand sea.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Good friend,' quoth he 'Say, the firm Roman to great Egypt sends This treasure of an oyster; at whose foot, To mend the petty present, I will piece Her opulent throne with kingdoms; all the east, Say thou, shall call her mistress.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Were't not that we stand up against them all, 'Twere pregnant they should square between themselves; For they have entertained cause enough To draw their swords: but how the fear of us May cement their divisions, and bind up The petty difference, we yet not know.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • —Menas, I did not think This amorous surfeiter would have donn'd his helm For such a petty war; his soldiership Is twice the other twain: but let us rear The higher our opinion, that our stirring Can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck The ne'er lust-wearied Antony.  (not reviewed by editor)

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