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  • ’ "The stipendiary emoluments in consideration of which I entered into the service of — HEEP," ’ always pausing before that word and uttering it with astonishing vigour, ’ "were not defined, beyond the pittance of twenty-two shillings and six per week.

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  • "The settlement was a pittance compared to what it would’ve been if they had filed a year later."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Five years ago, after an attack, it had appeared as though he would either have to sacrifice his business on the auction block and live on a pittance thereafter or put himself at the mercy of some unscrupulous employee who would in the end probably ruin him.
    Bernard Malamud  --  The First Seven Years

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