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petty
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The House of Mirth
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  • "It is only because I am tired and have such odious things to think about," she kept repeating; and it seemed an added injustice that petty cares should leave a trace on the beauty which was her only defence against them.
  • Ah, he would take her beyond—beyond the ugliness, the pettiness, the attrition and corrosion of the soul—— Gerty’s little sitting-room sparkled with welcome when Selden entered it.

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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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