parsimony

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But with the operations of magic Rodogune had delighted to supersede the parsimony of nature.

I had often heard of the thrift and parsimony of Herr Oppovich's household.

Mre charged Pop with parsimony and he charged her with recklessness.

Parsimony was her great virtue, and a power of saving her strong point.

It is not parsimony or unwillingness to give, but a disposition to save.

What is the cause of this parsimony of the liberty which you dole out to the people?

And yet you call us rebels, and accuse us of meanness and of parsimony.

I plead for the "law of parsimony," and the economizing of energy.

Parsimony was a fixed trait of her character; she could not help it.

Parsimony by people who can afford to spend does harm, not good.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin parsimonia "sparingness, frugality, thrift," from pars-, past participle stem of parsi, perfect tense of parcere "to spare, save, refrain from, use moderately" (which is said to be unrelated to Latin parvus "small," parum "too little") + -monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition.

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