Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being paltry, vile, or worthless.
- n. The characteristic of being paltry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being paltry.
- n. worthlessness due to insignificance
“But to critics, that same proportional paltriness of what's gained make the abuses and errors suffered under the 287 (g) program even less justifiable: rough means to ultimately puny ends.”
“Amid the glories of Chartres he could not help thinking about the paltriness of his own time.”
“Continually get away from pettiness and paltriness of mind and thought out into the thirteenth chapter of St. John's Gospel.”
“This was not referring to the paltriness of the army.”
“It could be that the paltriness of color this year is purely due to too much moisture, mold, moisture-loving bugs, that sort of thing.”
“Everyone is in dancer of succumbing to what de Tocqueville called “paltriness of aim.””
“Anything less shows paltriness and a lack of credibility.”
“But from Amy every paltriness and meanness had always been concealed with the utmost care; Mrs Yule did not scruple to lie heroically when in danger of being detected by her daughter.”
“I tell you, I am filled with a blissful contempt for your divine paltriness; and I choose the abyss of destruction for a perpetual resort, where the devils Judas and Pharaoh are cast down!”
“Hippo no one would think fit to include among these thinkers, because of the paltriness of his thought.”
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