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meager
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
lacking in quantity or quality
  • A clergyman who has such vigorous intentions naturally gets a little into debt at starting; it is not to be expected that he will live in the meagre style of a man who means to be a poor curate all his life; and if the few hundreds Mr. Timpson advanced toward his daughter's fortune did not suffice for the purchase of handsome furniture, together with a stock of wine, a grand piano, and the laying out of a superior flower-garden, it followed in the most rigorous manner, either that...
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (12% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver and his family must live more meagrely and humbly, but it would only be till the profits of the business had paid off Furley's advances, and that might be while Mr. Tulliver had still a good many years of life before him.
    3.1 — Book 3 Chapter 1 — What Had Happened at Home (15% in)

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