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  • adv. Economically, especially if too economically.


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  • "Stop scaring me," she said in an exaggerated monotone, "or I might just make wee-wee right here on the cheap carpeting."

    Tell No One

  • She remained long in her sitting-room, where the embers were crumbling to cold grey, and the lamp paled under its gay shade, just beneath it stood the photograph of Lily Bart, looking out imperially on the cheap gim-cracks, the cramped furniture of the little room.

    The House of Mirth

  • So the Mercantilist writers looked on the cheap agricultural and industrial labor of England and gravely nodded approval.

    The Worldly Philosophers


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  • I am surprised no one else has listed this overused annoying phrase. Maybe they were afraid of making me angry. But I listed it and now I have made myself angry.

    August 8, 2008