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The Dallas-Washington matchup had all the pettiness we’ve come to expect from the NFC East, along with tough defense and a third-string quarterback.
WE REMAIN BAFFLED BY THE NFL’S SO-CALLED CONTENDERSSARA ZIEGLER (SARA.ZIEGLER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)DECEMBER 13, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
This is hardly the greatest tragedy of Spears’ life under conservatorship, but the pettiness is telling.
THREE NEW BRITNEY SPEARS DOCUMENTARIES TELL A CHILLING TALE ABOUT THE BYSTANDER EFFECTJUDY BERMANSEPTEMBER 28, 2021TIME
For Swift, it’s a powerful flex, a brilliant example of fan service and an exercise in high-minded pettiness, all at the same time.
TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW TAKE ON ‘FEARLESS’ PILES ON THE NOSTALGIA, ALONG WITH SOME REVENGEALLISON STEWARTAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I really feel, at 60 years old, I’m sort of glad I got to indulge some of the pettiness of what I’d been.
SEAN PENN: WELL BEYOND HOLLYWOODEUGENE ROBINSONAPRIL 1, 2021OZY
It is a fascinating story of rivalry and even pettiness, albeit with huge stakes in the form of prizes, patents, profits, and prestige.
DECODING THE CRISPR-BABY STORIESKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
We might read between the lines his noble love of mankind, his compassion for our helplessness, our mortality and pettiness.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
And on these faces, there was a certain pettiness and coldness not observable on those of the poorer women.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
But eventually some experience will reveal to them the pettiness of their estimate, and a readjustment of values is made.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
Back they would come at night, and the terrible, narrow maelstrom of pettiness sucked them in.
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSEMARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN
Under cover of their primitive Christianity I never found more pettiness.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
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WORDS RELATED TO PETTINESS

  • immateriality
  • inconsequence
  • inessentiality
  • pettiness
  • triviality
  • worthlessness
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