Example sentences for: pettiness

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

  • The eminent MIT professor, whose early academic work received widespread media attention, is far too generous a scholar to succumb to such pettiness.

  • Moreover, despite the popular view that neighborhoods are cozy and warm, they also have enormous capacity for pettiness and hostility.

  • As the object elevates him, his pettiness melts away.

  • The novel strikes a creative balance between Morrison's affection for magical reality and the need to tell a straightforward story of small-town pettiness, jealousies, and affections.

  • What if Reagan was intelligent and perceptive, far more imaginative than all his critics put together, infinitely more resourceful in implementing his agenda, eerily indifferent to much of the acrimony and pettiness around him, resolute and far-sighted in keeping his eye on the long ball of history?

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