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petty

Law of lesser importance

Petty

girl airbrushed beauty, scantily clad in Esquire’s pages. [Am. Lit.: Misc.]
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The meanness and pettiness of the society in which I had moved, the emptiness and selfishness of women of fashion, had taught me to wish for and to seek an elect soul, and now I had found it--too late.
Bert peeped with him out of the window, looking from the bright pettiness of the red-and-silver cabin into a dark immensity.
But he topped that with a glorious display of showbiz pettiness as he presented his showstopper.
Critics on Wednesday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's order banning the news website Rappler from Malacanang as 'censorship' and a display of 'extreme pettiness.
The pettiness, paranoia and super-egos of some of the stars I once idolized have been a real kick in the fanny pack at times.
REBNY's Continuing Education course on November 1, led by REBNY's Broker Counsel Neil Garfinkel, of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP, featured a panel of co-op and condo closing experts who discussed and explained the many intricacies and pitfalls of the closing process, such as building assessments, due diligence, stock and lease, and even pettiness at the closing table.
The media pettiness led by officials and ministers from the boycotting countries was mostly circulated on social media, as nearly 2,000 tweets were posted by Emirati journalists and officials, 1,000 were posted by Saudis, and 500 by Bahrainis, all of which were attacking Qatar, its people, and leadership," Qatar TV stated.
but asking why he has come only indicated the pettiness of the chief minister and panic that his visit will ensure justice," Babbar said.
But our national culture, the texts to which tradition demands we devote our energy, could not be more different than the torrent of frenzied pettiness (which we call "news" and "commentary") that now consumes so many of us.
It seems to be obvious that he is continuing the Labour pettiness in attempting to airbrush Margaret Thatcher out of her role of bringing Nissan to Sunderland.
We must resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship, pettiness and immaturity that have poisoned our country for so long.
Peter Richard Hodgson: "Left behind once again by political pettiness.