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petty
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The Fountainhead
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petty
Used in
The Fountainhead
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  • I'm beginning to be cruel and mean and petty in a way I've never been before.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'm becoming selfish in a way that's much more horrible than if I were some petty chiseler pinching pennies off these people's wages in a sweatshop!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This is the time for every man to renounce the thoughts of his petty little problems, of gain, of comfort, of self-gratification.  (not reviewed by editor)

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