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paltry
used in Middlemarch

4 uses
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Definition
insignificant in amount or quality
  • "There's not a more paltry fellow in Middlemarch than Bowyer," said Ladislaw, indignantly, "but it seems as if the paltry fellows were always to turn the scale."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (76% in)
  • "There's not a more paltry fellow in Middlemarch than Bowyer," said Ladislaw, indignantly, "but it seems as if the paltry fellows were always to turn the scale."
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (76% in)
  • She'll never again think me anything but a paltry pretence—too nice to take heaven except upon flattering conditions, and yet selling myself for any devil's change by the sly.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (48% in)
  • Why had he brought his cheap regard and his lip-born words to her who had nothing paltry to give in exchange?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (56% in)

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