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paltry
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  • My voice had an accent of forced bravery in it and I was ashamed of my paltry stratagem.
  • The books he received for review were almost more welcome than the paltry cheque.

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  • I lick my lips, already thirsty, and hunch beneath the paltry shade of the Jack tree to consider my predicament.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • There was no way an eighty-six-year-old man could have stopped them from getting away with their paltry loot.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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