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petty
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Phew, how utterly petty it all is!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, what had he to do now with his own baseness, with all these petty vanities, officers, German women, debts, police-offices?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But there was nothing of the sort: he saw only the faces of clerks absorbed in petty details, then other people, no one seemed to have any concern with him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This house was let out in tiny tenements and was inhabited by working people of all kinds—tailors, locksmiths, cooks, Germans of sorts, girls picking up a living as best they could, petty clerks, etc.  (not reviewed by editor)

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