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  • noun Plural form of meanness.

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Examples

  • It is a pity that wealth does not oftener bring such "meannesses" in its train.

    Oliver Goldsmith A Biography

  • Bonnie witnesses the small meannesses people use to quell, to dampen their own internal fires.

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  • I, as all the generations of philosophers before me, know woman for what she is -- her weaknesses, and meannesses, and immodesties, and ignobilities, her earth-bound feet, and her eyes that have never seen the stars.

    Chapter 21

  • Plus -- duh -- you're more likely to foolishly inflame the situation with insults and petty meannesses.

    Karen Salmansohn: 10 Tips for How Not to Be a Jerk During Conflict

  • You can see the little meannesses -- his and those of others who were taunting him and thought of him as a usurper.

    The Way It Really Was

  • Just like all the other petty meannesses and minor transgressions of day-to-day life.

    Personal Demons

  • As a great man gets bigger and broader he drops a lot of his prejudices and meannesses, and his heart, like that of St. Francis, goes out in sympathy to all manner of men, to the birds of the air, and even to inanimate nature, until he gets to feel in harmony with the universe.

    Impersonality

  • Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth with their own miserable meannesses and littlenesses, greatly shocked me.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

  • The life of this man, great as he was, was marred by many meannesses, to use the expression employed by his enemies, who were anxious to diminish his glory, but which it would be more proper to call apparent contradictions.

    The Atheist's Mass

  • Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth with their own miserable meannesses and littlenesses, greatly shocked me.

    George Silvermans's Explanation

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