of little account


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A prince, therefore, provided that he has not to rob his subjects, that he can defend himself, that he does not become poor and abject, that he is not forced to become rapacious, ought to hold of little account a reputation for being mean, for it is one of those vices which will enable him to govern.
You are a Line, but I am a Line of Lines, called in my country a Square: and even I, infinitely superior though I am to you, am of little account among the great nobles of Flatland, whence I have come to visit you, in the hope of enlightening your ignorance.
After five years we find him indeed a barrister and a Member of Parliament, but among the many great men of his age he was still of little account.
Where I go," he said, "the cruder passions may rage, and life and death be reckoned things of little account.
Zhukova Dermot Weld 4th, 1m2f fillies' maiden, Fairyhouse, May 28 If you looked at this filly for the first half of this race you would have written her off as slow and of little account, but the second half was somewhat more revealing.
Further, while God had at hand many of rank and high ability as witnesses, He puts them aside and simply chooses shepherds, of little account with men, of no reckoning .
He reigned as king of Egypt from 282 to 246 BC, a golden age, but has long been maligned by modern scholars as a self-indulgent, pleasure-seeking pacifist and so of little account.
2]worth 1, importance <It's of little account to them what I think.