Example sentences for: petty

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

  • To quote Woodward: "Granting that 'the wishes of democracy are capricious, its instruments rude, its laws imperfect,' granting as well an appalling list of shortcomings that he abhorred--minds 'so petty, so insipid, so crowded with paltry interests'--Tocqueville still regarded democracy 'not as the best, but as the only means of preserving freedom.

  • To that Europe, Gallant brought a new bemused realism and an acquaintance with such petty facts as train schedules and plumbing.

  • Without elevating these often petty struggles into a war of "ideas," it may be worth asking: What are these people ripping themselves up about?

  • All over the world, people are subjected daily to the most appalling humiliations--their bodies and possessions searched, their livelihoods threatened, their very safety jeopardized--by obnoxious, petty, corrupt representatives of brutal, repressive regimes.

  • For the next few years he supported himself with petty crime.

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