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Texas lawmakers work part-time, and they are paid a pittance — $7,200 a year plus a $221 per diem when the legislature is in session — so most lawmakers have to have another job to make ends meet.

From Vox

ProPublica has published an article, based on a vast trove of never-before-seen IRS information, that reveals the pittance in taxes the ultrawealthy pay compared with their massive wealth accumulation.

Musicians, who could leverage the platform to make far more than the per-stream pittance they get from the Spotifys of the world.

From Ozy

Tech giants that earn billions of dollars in major economies but pay only a relative pittance in taxes are among the biggest targets.

From Ozy

The low cash price would value their shares and options at a pittance, dashing their expectations of a windfall.

In other words, overtime amounts to only pittance of the overall pay — about $6.50 a week on top of wages of $1,000 a week.

In budgetary terms, it was a pittance: 0.1 percent of the CDC's $2.2 billion allocation.

Despite powering the country's economic growth, they receive a pittance of the proceeds.

Fire officers appreciate that the amount of burning witnessed in recent years is a pittance compared to what is required.

These immigrants are often employed illegally (but also legally) for a pittance, working in factories or as fruit pickers.

Robert is very well in a way, to give up all the money he can earn to the family, and keep the barest pittance for himself.

What man would even lose the smallest of his joints for such a trifling pittance?

“Rather than vegetate upon her small pittance,” returned the doctor briskly.

It is well known that these are eaten raw: but after so many labours, so various and so rude, the pittance was meagre.

We deemed death as welcome in one shape as in another, and relinquished our labors and our pittance of food together.


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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pittance, such as: allowance, bit, dribble, drop, inadequacy, and insufficiency.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.