Thesaurus / picayune
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
"Picayune Butler's coming, coming" has upset my nervous system.
A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARYSARAH MARGAN DAWSON
See here, old woman, if youve got some little picayune payment to make, make it and clear out.
THREE LITTLE WOMENGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
They smile a grim smile in their grizzled beards at the fuss which has been made over this "picayune war," as they call it.
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
Now this Lane proposition is a little bit of a thing; it's picayune; I should live right along if I didn't get it.
THE RISE OF ROSCOE PAINEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
I should not be surprised to see him supersede Picayune Butler.
MISS RAVENEL'S CONVERSION FROM SECESSION TO LOYALTYJ. W. DE FOREST
And none of it was worth a picayune to him, except negatively.
THE CURVED BLADESCAROLYN WELLS
The two assistant superintendents gained courage; they went to the picayune business of pulling wires.
THE MODERN RAILROADEDWARD HUNGERFORD
We asked him by signs where he came from, and he pointed to a rakish lugger rocking at the Picayune pier.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, VOLUME 1ELIZABETH BISLAND
Gentleman whos owned a plantation that you could stick this hyeh picayune town into one coneh of!
SHORT SIXESH. C. BUNNER
Reporter on the New Orleans Picayune and accountant with a firm of cotton factors, 1865-79.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATUREJOHN MATTHEWS MANLY AND EDITH RICKERT
WORDS RELATED TO PICAYUNE
- beside the point
- of no account
- of no consequence
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