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petty
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • It was Umbridge’s lie that brought the blood surging into Harry’s brain and obliterated his sense of caution — that the locket she had taken as a bribe from a petty criminal was being used to bolster her own pure-blood credentials.
  • It matters not whether Snape was mine or Dumbledore’s, or what petty obstacles they tried to put in my path!

  • There are no more uses of "petty" in the book.


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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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