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Word: thrifty

Definition: careful about money; economical; N. thrift


Sentences Containing 'thrifty'

Chapter 58 On the Upper River THE big towns drop in, thick and fast, now: and between stretch processions of thrifty farms, not desolate solitude.
Credit for the formulation of the principle of least action is commonly given to Pierre Louis Maupertuis, who felt that "Nature is thrifty in all its actions", and applied the principle broadly: This notion of Maupertuis, although somewhat deterministic today, does capture much of the essence of mechanics.
He is the author of two bestselling books, "The Money Diet" and "The Three Most Important Lessons You've Never Been Taught" and edited another, "Thrifty Ways for Modern Days", which was based on contributions to a forum on his website.
His activities soon expanded, and the thrifty Greek went on and became one of America's greatest theater and movie tycoons.
I told my wife, “she had been too thrifty, for I found she had starved herself and her daughter to nothing.” In short, I behaved myself so unaccountably, that they were all of the captain’s opinion when he first saw me, and concluded I had lost my wits.
In this area, numerous businesses were damaged or completely leveled, including Pizza Hut, the Best Western, the Master Hosts Inn, Whataburger, Thrifty Liquor and K-Mart.
She works at Thrifty Foods and swims for the special Olympics team in Victoria.
Some thrifty housewives economize by utilizing the cooling effects of evaporation.
Tim Tams are popular in British Columbia, with Thrifty Foods selling three flavours: Original, Classic Dark, and Chewy Caramel.
Using Heaven’s Way, sharing in Earth’s bounties, being prudent with their persons and thrifty in their expenditure, in order to support their parents—this is the "xiao" of the common people.

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