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miserly
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
of a person:  excessively disinclined to part with money

of an amount:  less than is appropriate
  • He is vulnerable to reason there—always a few grains of common-sense in an ounce of miserliness.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)
  • Miserliness is a capital quality to run in families; it's the safe side for madness to dip on.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (44% in)

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