It is sad that Shakespeare should be credited with the paltriness of lesser men.
And Anna had been hurt, had been made miserable, by the paltriness of this fib.
How do I know that he will not despise my meanness and paltriness?
The very shabbiness and paltriness of the fib made Anna's heart yearn over the poor lady.
But his Prussian Majesty would not kindle the world for ...