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paltry
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 uses
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Definition
insignificant in amount or quality
  • No doubt M. Danglars has sacrificed them to the selfish consideration of gaining some thousands of paltry francs.
    Chapters 47-48 (13% in)
  • The king has made him a baron, and can make him a peer, but he cannot make him a gentleman, and the Count of Morcerf is too aristocratic to consent, for the paltry sum of two million francs, to a mesalliance.
    Chapters 39-40 (28% in)
  • (he called me by this name when he was in good humor); 'do you think I am going to change the life I lead for your mode of existence—my agreeable indolence for the hard and precarious toil you impose on yourself, exposed to the bitter frost at night, and the scorching heat by day, compelled to conceal yourself, and when you are perceived, receive a volley of bullets, all to earn a paltry sum?
    Chapters 43-44 (67% in)
  • Oh, merely a paltry fifty louis.
    Chapters 53-54 (7% in)

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