Example sentences for: paltry

How can you use “paltry” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • When I saw the paltry descriptions of the Maxwell Street market, I felt a small rush-I had out-traveled the travel experts.

  • We're told of Estella's inner struggle--of the tug of war between the punishing cock-tease that her aunt has engineered her to be and her inherent decency--but the conflict isn't palpable in Paltrow's paltry performance.

  • And that's paltry besides the WP 's 4,000-word front-page effort on the same subject, to which the paper saw fit to assign 14 staffers.

  • They give me a paltry allowance while they live high on the hog with cruises, flying trips, etc., leaving me home to feed the cats and empty the litter pans.

  • Every time I begin to feel a bit guilty about my part in the Woodward hype machine ( Newsweek almost always excerpts his books, often on the cover) I reflect on my paltry powers to find out what happened at an unimportant Oval Office meeting, much less a solarium seance.


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