niggardly


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Sherlock Holmes, you will have no reason to complain of niggardly treatment.
And as knowledge is sympathy, the affection existing between them is almost painful in its intensity; they have not more to give than their neighbours, but it is bestowed upon a few instead of being distributed among many; they are reputed niggardly, but for family affection at least they pay in gold.
Meantime, I searched, with great interest, the advertising columns of the newspapers, and wrote answers to every 'Wanted a Governess' that appeared at all eligible; but all my letters, as well as the replies, when I got any, were dutifully shown to my mother; and she, to my chagrin, made me reject the situations one after another: these were low people, these were too exacting in their demands, and these too niggardly in their remuneration.
He was cramped in every way by a niggardly commission, and was using lighter structural material than he thought proper.
I was servant yonder for several years; but I couldn't stand their niggardly ways - she got ever longer and worse, did missis, with her nipping and screwing, and watching and grudging; so I thought I'd find another place.
In these censures my landlady did Mr Fitzpatrick great injustice; for he was really born a gentleman, though not worth a groat; and though, perhaps, he had some few blemishes in his heart as well as in his head, yet being a sneaking or a niggardly fellow was not one of them.
If you find yourselves giving way under his threats, just turn your eyes on that noble-looking Pawnee, whose time is measured with a hand as niggardly, as that with which a trader in the towns gives forth the fruits of the Lord, inch by inch, in order to satisfy his covetousness.
How could a minority, you ask, representing a niggardly 2 percent of the population (the Pew Research Center puts the figure at just under 7 million), exert such disproportionate influence in a country of 300 million, a country recognized as a big power with immense wealth and unmatched global reach?
This reputation for stinginess never really went away, and this niggardly attitude perhaps even helped in the coming decades as the community diversified into a wide variety of enterprises.
Current shortest odds are on a blonde female, eventually named Alice, born on April 25, with triplets at a niggardly 50/1.
And let not those deem, who are niggardly in giving away that which Allah has granted them out of His grace, that it is good for them; nay, it is worse for them; they shall have that whereof they were niggardly made to cleave to their necks on the resurrection day; and Allah's is the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is aware of what you do.
There are consequences which flow from such advocacy, particularly when it is so-called leaders addressing "followers," when words are as powerful as swords and Molotov cocktails, even if there is the usual niggardly mantra; "Oh but we condemn violence.