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petty
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The Fountainhead
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  • This is the time for every man to renounce the thoughts of his petty little problems, of gain, of comfort, of self-gratification.
  • I’m beginning to be cruel and mean and petty in a way I’ve never been before.

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  • 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!

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as in: a petty crime Define
of less importance -- at times implying insignificance
as in: don't be petty Define
focusing on an unimportant flaw; or attempting to make someone suffer for an unimportant wrong
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