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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "And to think, only to think that a man’s life should be ruined for the sake of that paltry three thousand!" he cried, contemptuously.
  • He is simply a devil—a paltry, trivial devil.
  • Not because I couldn’t, or because I shouldn’t dare, or because it would be damaging, for it’s all a paltry matter and absolutely trifling, but—I won’t, because it’s a matter of principle: that’s my private life, and I won’t allow any intrusion into my private life.
  • _ Don’t pay attention: he is a paltry, pitiful devil," he added suddenly.

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  • I lick my lips, already thirsty, and hunch beneath the paltry shade of the Jack tree to consider my predicament.
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  • There was no way an eighty-six-year-old man could have stopped them from getting away with their paltry loot.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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