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petty
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • But between ourselves, Windibank, it was as cruel and selfish and heartless a trick in a petty way as ever came before me.
  • It is a petty feeling, no doubt, but it hurts my pride.

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as in: a petty crime Define
of less importance -- at times implying insignificance
as in: don't be petty Define
focusing on an unimportant flaw; or attempting to make someone suffer for an unimportant wrong
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