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petty
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The Brothers Karamazov
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petty
Used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "To all appearances a malicious soul, full of petty pride," thought Miuesov.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I remember the twelve jurymen—four were petty officials of the town, two were merchants, and six peasants and artisans of the town.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A petty knave, a toady and buffoon, of fairly good, though undeveloped, intelligence, he was, above all, a moneylender, who grew bolder with growing prosperity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Another of his daughters was married to a petty official, and in one of the rooms of the inn, on the wall could be seen, among the family photographs, a miniature photograph of this official in uniform and official epaulettes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I remember, long before the trial, questions were continually asked with some surprise, especially by ladies: "Can such a delicate, complex and psychological case be submitted for decision to petty officials and even peasants?" and "What can an official, still more a peasant, understand in such an affair?"  (not reviewed by editor)

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