Example sentences for: paltry

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

  • 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.

  • Even a hefty $10 or $15 tip seemed a paltry thing to put in the hand of the owner of the salon.

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

  • DirecPC is a bad choice for those who want to transmit data, because it uplinks on conventional phone lines at a paltry 28,800 bits per second.

  • In fact, it gets even more confusing: Al Kamen of the WP points out that none of the Republicans pushing for easing inheritance taxes and capital gains cuts is a millionaire (if you don't count their homes), while the Democrats who had opposed these ideas include "Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin (worth as much as $90 million), White House Chief of Staff Erskine B. Bowles (who could be worth as much as $60 million), and Office of Management and Budget Director Franklin D. Raines (who might top out at a paltry $35 million)."

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