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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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petty
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • I’m dying to tell you about another one of our clashes, but before I do I’d like to say this: I think it’s odd that grown-ups quarrel so easily and so often and about such petty matters.
  • Anyone who’s so petty and pedantic at the age of fifty-four was born that way and is never going to change.

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  • All very petty.

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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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