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Word: parsimony

Definition: stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious


Sentences Containing 'parsimony'

Among nations, to whom commerce and manufacture are little known, the sovereign, it has already been observed in the Fourth book, is in a situation which naturally disposes him to the parsimony requisite for accumulation.
England, however, as it has never been blessed with a very parsimonious government, so parsimony has at no time been the characteristic virtue of its inhabitants.
If merchants, artificers, and manufacturers are, as this system seems to suppose, naturally more inclined to parsimony and saving than proprietors and cultivators, they are, so far, more likely to augment the quantity of useful labour employed within their society, and consequently to increase its real revenue, the annual produce of its land and labour.
Independent of this necessity, he is, in such a situation, naturally disposed to the parsimony requisite for accumulation.
Industry, indeed, provides the subject which parsimony accumulates; but whatever industry might acquire, if parsimony did not save and store up, the capital would never be the greater.
Nations, on the contrary, which, like Holland and Hamburgh, are composed chiefly of merchants, artificers, and manufacturers, can grow rich only through parsimony and privation.
The first two decades of his government were marked by opposition to his general parsimony (buildings, officials pay), which contrasted with special luxuries for himself (mistresses, zoological and botanical gardens).
The high rate of profit seems everywhere to destroy that parsimony which, in other circumstances, is natural to the character of the merchant.
The parsimony which leads to accumulation has become almost as rare in republican as in monarchical governments.

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