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The Merchant of Venice
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petty
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • You shall have gold To pay the petty debt twenty times over: When it is paid, bring your true friend along.
  • Your mind is tossing on the ocean; There where your argosies, with portly sail— Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or as it were the pageants of the sea— Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.

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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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