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pittance
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • You knew that your basic pittance would be given to you anyway, whether you worked or not-your ’housing and feeding allowance,’ it was called-and above that pittance, you had no chance to get anything, no matter how hard you tried.
  • You knew that your basic pittance would be given to you anyway, whether you worked or not-your ’housing and feeding allowance,’ it was called-and above that pittance, you had no chance to get anything, no matter how hard you tried.
  • And if you ever want to see pure evil, you should have seen the way her eyes glinted when she watched some man who’d talked back to her once and who’d just heard his name on the list of those getting nothing above basic pittance.
  • How do I know? . But I’ve got nothing except the pittance you give me and . and you might change your mind any time.

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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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