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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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petty
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • My fate cries out, And makes each petty artery in this body As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve.
  • The cease of majesty Dies not alone; but like a gulf doth draw What’s near it with it: it is a massy wheel, Fix’d on the summit of the highest mount, To whose huge spokes ten thousand lesser things Are mortis’d and adjoin’d; which, when it falls, Each small annexment, petty consequence, Attends the boisterous ruin.

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as in: a petty crime Define
of less importance -- at times implying insignificance
as in: don't be petty Define
focusing on an unimportant flaw; or attempting to make someone suffer for an unimportant wrong
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