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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Every petty tradesman is to begin to pity her now, is he?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No unknown; no persecuted descendant of a man of high degree; but the weak, imbecile son of a poor, petty tradesman.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Here have I been, a matter of how many weeks—hard upon six—a follering up this here blessed old dowager petty larcenerer,'—Mr Squeers delivered himself of this epithet with great difficulty and effort,—'and Dotheboys Hall a-running itself regularly to seed the while!  (not reviewed by editor)

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