Grigory’s description of the scene at the dinner-table, when Dmitri had burst in and beaten his father, threatening to come back to kill him, made a sinister impression on the court, especially as the old servant’s composure in telling it, his parsimony of words and peculiar phraseology, were as effective as eloquence.
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Ebenezer Scrooge was parsimonious in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
They are known for parsimony in their business practices.