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This result reflects the ruling arbitrariness in labour relations and the paltriness of the unions as counterpart to the State as employer.
These tussles are often sorry enough to make one reel and clutch the brow (Washington National Airport was already named for a president before some bright sparks thought to dub it again, in honor of the nation's leading amnesiac), but even in their paltriness they disclose a readiness to take history seriously.
Here was the essence of the meanness and paltriness of the little Englander spirit: East Anglia's aquatic necropolis, a place where the waters are as broad as the minds are narrow.
But the paltriness of the nation's military did not worry most Americans.
The teacher who preferred to stare out the window has his revenge, by writing a play in which the paltriness of teaching and scholarship is at last exposed.
Throughout the text, as he attempts to render the sharecroppers' lives, he constantly deprecates his role of reporter and continually emphasizes the paltriness of language in conveying the sharecroppers' meager existence and emotions.
Many would urge that the paltriness of our promises reflects a retreat from the robust truth claims of classical philosophy.
It doesn't even begin to compare with the lobbying of, say, Big Oil, or even the AMA or the NEA, if only by dint of the number of people it represents and the paltriness of their individual contributions.
Social practice has replaced woman as the least part of herself with something bigger, and has done this so effectively that the very paltriness of woman has been effaced by fashion's supplements.
Marx once wrote, may be judged by the paltriness of what people call
The playwright reveals to Prudence the paltriness of her life in New York City but he is eventually shown up as a dour ideologue and domestic tyrant.