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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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pittance
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • It is evident, therefore, that if both girls had married, this beauty would have had a mere pittance, while even one of them would cripple him to a very serious extent.

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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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