Thesaurus / paltriness
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And Anna had been hurt, had been made miserable, by the paltriness of this fib.

The BenefactressElizabeth Beauchamp

Most of the successful politicians nowadays win not by their own greatness but by the paltriness of the rest.

Essays on Scandinavian LiteratureHjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

Meanness, pettiness, paltriness seem to shrink away abashed at the sight of that radiant purity.

The Heart of NatureFrancis Younghusband

But his Prussian Majesty would not kindle the world for such a paltriness; and so left it hanging in a vexatious condition.

It is sad that Shakespeare should be credited with the paltriness of lesser men.

William ShakespeareJohn Masefield

A man, with all the grime and paltriness of mankind, but a saint and hero all the more for that.

The very shabbiness and paltriness of the fib made Anna's heart yearn over the poor lady.

The BenefactressElizabeth Beauchamp

The mail was very late this time: hence the paltriness of this note.

The paltriness and vulgarity of these local broils and disaffections lend to his warning a more severe impressiveness.

The opportunity of contrasting the paltriness of earth with the sublimity and reality of the unseen was too great to be resisted.

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