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petty
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Don Quixote
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  • It would be a nice business indeed if all these illustrious cities were to take huff and revenge themselves and go about perpetually making trombones of their swords in every petty quarrel!
  • "Then, brother," I replied, "you can return to your China, post haste or at whatever haste you are bound to go, as I am not fit for so long a travel and, besides being ill, I am very much without money, while Emperor for Emperor and Monarch for Monarch, I have at Naples the great Count of Lemos, who, without so many petty titles of colleges and rectorships, sustains me, protects me and does me more favour than I can wish for."

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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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