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So it was not miserliness; it was just a peculiarity, a curious attention to a trifling detail.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Their tartness and strictness and miserliness had made the life of the girls in the school uncomfortable for some time.
BILLIE BRADLEY ON LIGHTHOUSE ISLANDJANET D. WHEELER
Noto used to get reprimands from Bhavani for his natural miserliness in these items of future expenditure.
STORIES FROM TAGORERABINDRANATH TAGORE
There were in the Professor's nature no sympathies that enabled him even to comprehend miserliness in any degree.
ONCE ABOARD THE LUGGERARTHUR STUART-MENTETH HUTCHINSON
Burnet says that his miserable way of living and extreme miserliness rendered him disagreeable to everybody, even his own party.
THE WORKS OF APHRA BEHN, VOLUME VIAPHRA BEHN
Chincherye, miserliness, parsimony; from the adj. chinche, which occurs in 2793.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 7) -- NOTES TO THE CANTERBURY TALESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Does economic theory throw any light on the ethics of miserliness?
THE PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICSFRANK A. FETTER
Aunt Pussys superstition struggled with her miserliness throughout her frugal breakfast.
THE ROMANCE OF HIS LIFEMARY CHOLMONDELEY
Not so old in years, perhaps; but old in wickedness, and aged beyond his years by his own miserliness.
THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS' ODD FINDGRACE BROOKS HILL
That institution has for twenty-six years been crying shame on miserliness and cupidity.
BRAVE MEN AND WOMENO.E. FULLER
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WORDS RELATED TO MISERLINESS

  • abridgement
  • austerity
  • care
  • carefulness
  • caution
  • curtailment
  • cutback
  • decrease
  • deduction
  • direction
  • discretion
  • frugality
  • husbandry
  • layoff
  • meanness
  • miserliness
  • moratorium
  • niggardliness
  • parcity
  • parsimony
  • providence
  • prudence
  • recession
  • reduction
  • regulation
  • restraint
  • retrenchment
  • rollback
  • shrinkage
  • sparingness
  • stinginess
  • supervision
  • thrift
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