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pittance
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
an inadequate payment
  • As soon as they have completed the term of eighty years, they are looked on as dead in law; their heirs immediately succeed to their estates; only a small pittance is reserved for their support; and the poor ones are maintained at the public charge.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (91% in)
  • He said, "he had been very seriously considering my whole story, as far as it related both to myself and my country; that he looked upon us as a sort of animals, to whose share, by what accident he could not conjecture, some small pittance of reason had fallen, whereof we made no other use, than by its assistance, to aggravate our natural corruptions, and to acquire new ones, which nature had not given us; that we disarmed ourselves of the few abilities she had bestowed; had been very...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (49% in)

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