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Word: miserly

Definition: stingy; mean


Sentences Containing 'miserly'

I have said virtue, wealth, and generosity, because a great man who is vicious will be a great example of vice, and a rich man who is not generous will be merely a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it, and not by spending as he pleases, but by knowing how to spend it well.
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.

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