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  • adj. superlative form of thrifty: most thrifty.


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  • Kelley criticizes scholars who, in attempting to counter racist stereotypes, “are often too quick to invert them, remaking the black proletariat into the hardest-working, thriftiest, most efficient labor force around.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Instead textbooks show African Americans of the era as the hardest-working, thriftiest, most sober, and family oriented of all Americans.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The thriftiest savers, cautious souls who had shunned the stock market as reckless speculation, saw their carefully tended nest eggs vanish overnight as banks collapsed.

    Saving the New Deal that saved us

  • Honda is resurrecting the famed "HF" moniker, for its thriftiest standard edition.

    Revealed: The production-ready 2012 Honda Civic

  • We can't be certain, and Clarence House certainly won't comment, but it appears Catherine Middleton is the thriftiest princess-to-be in the history of over-exposed, princesses-to-be.

    Kate Middleton wears 'vintage'?

  • Now, it appears the Marlins, who have long been among baseball's thriftiest teams, have the cash to back up their recruiting efforts.

    Mets Out of Reyes Running; Marlins Swoop In

  • Walking into a home and sitting with kids on hardwood floors was enough to make the thriftiest shopper head straight for the nearest mega-furniture store.

    A Book of Miracles

  • Combined fuel economy is EPA rated at 42 mpg overall, making it the thriftiest Lexus to date.

    Pricing: 2011 Lexus CT 200h hybrid starts just under $30,000

  • National Grid is sending 50,000 of its Massachusetts customers bills (shown) with data showing how their gas and electricity consumption compares to the 100 nearest and 20 thriftiest households of similar size in the area, according to this Boston Globe report.

    Can newfangled utility bills persuade Americans to use less energy?

  • Yes, deep sigh as I contemplate my beloved husband who is the kindest, yet thriftiest man in the world...currently w/in mere feet of a Guerlain boutique and w/ positively zero thoughts of bringing anything back for me.

    M. Micallef La Seducteur: Perfume Review


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