Sentence Examples


  • There, a man by the name of Roy Raymond decided that he had had it with trying to purchase lingerie at women's department stores; the embarrassment was excruciating, and the sales help, paltry.
  • Human griefs seem little worth assuaging; human happiness too paltry (at the best) to be worth increasing.
  • When Lord John Russell brought forward his Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, Bright opposed it as "a little, paltry, miserable measure," and foretold its failure.
  • So was Merrill Cooms who told us his investment was paltry compared to getting, as he called him, "that monster Cummings."
  • Moreover, the diet neglected to pay for the maintenance even of this paltry 2000, with the result that they mutinied and compelled their leader to retreat through the heart of Muscovy to Smolensk.