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petty
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Main Street
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petty
Used in
Main Street
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  • So rarely did she nag in this petty, hot-weather fashion that he was astonished rather than angry.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her glimpse of tasks involving millions of people and a score of nations reduced Main Street from bloated importance to its actual pettiness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • During her three years of library work several men showed diligent interest in her—the treasurer of a fur-manufacturing firm, a teacher, a newspaper reporter, and a petty railroad official.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …eir pioneer tradition of superb and contemptuous cursing, not one to verify the myth that their "rough chivalry" and "rugged virtues" were more generous than the petty scandal-picking of older lands, not one dramatic frontiersman to thunder, with fantastic and fictional oaths, "What are you hinting at?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then, in a very great desire of rebellion and unleashing of all her hatreds, "The pettier and more tawdry it is, the more blame to Main Street.  (not reviewed by editor)

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