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  • Constant criticism was good, if only it was not spiteful, jealous, petty No, even then it might be good! Some men had to be what easy-going workers called "spiteful."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There will never, in any age, be an effort to end the great epidemics or the petty infections which will not have been influenced by Max Gottlieb's researches, for he was not one who tagged and prettily classified bacteria and protozoa.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A few years later, living on the tiny inheritance from his father, a petty banker, and quite carelessly and cheerfully exhausting it, he was analyzing critically the ptomain theory of disease, and investigating the mechanism of the attenuation of virulence of microorganisms.  (not reviewed by editor)

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