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petty
used in
The Return of the King
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petty
Used in
The Return of the King
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  • For at the beginning Faramir spoke only of the errand upon which he had been sent out ten days before, and he brought tidings of Ithilien and of movements of the Enemy and his allies; and he told of the fight on the road when the men of Harad and their great beast were overthrown: a captain reporting to his master such matters as had often been heard before, small things of border-war that now seemed useless and petty, shorn of their renown.  (not reviewed by editor)

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