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  • He is vulnerable to reason there—always a few grains of common-sense in an ounce of miserliness.
  • Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it’s the safe side for madness to dip on.

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  • he left a miserly tip
  • A misericord, a "mercy-killer," the kind of blade that was meant to pierce through the gaps in armor and deliver a killing stroke.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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