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He is only a pettifogging country Squire, whose views on the Land Question are ob-solete in tot-to.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
Dare not say it is, or I will, upon the spot, divorce your pettifogging soul from your carrion carcass!
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
By conforming to the Laws of this Universe; instead of trying by pettifogging to evade and profitably contradict them.
I think you're nothing but a pettifogging lawyer—that there ain't no partner, and I'm no better'n a fool to talk to you.
MAX FARGUSOWEN JOHNSON
The pettifogging objections to some social plan had very little chance of survival owing to the dynamic power of the reformers.
A PREFACE TO POLITICSWALTER LIPPMANN
Looked at with the unclouded eye of a mystic, how mundane and unnecessary all these pettifogging transactions seemed.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
The old procureur and his president applied all their pettifogging cunning to lowering the debate.
I have work for you––not to serve any one with a writ; assign; bring an action, or any of your rascally, pettifogging tricks!
THE STROLLERSFREDERIC S. ISHAM
At once he gained a little practice, pettifogging before a justice of the peace for friends, without expecting a fee.
There are districts where the pettifogging man of business, known as Lawyer So-and-So, is still to be found.
COUSIN PONSHONORE DE BALZAC

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