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Example Sentences for "petty"

I think it is very petty of you to refuse to congratulate your old boyfriend on his upcoming marriageThere is a very clear relation between the use of illegal drugs and petty crime in this city.

I think it is very petty of you to refuse to congratulate your old boyfriend on his upcoming marriage.

The meeting ended in a petty argument between a couple of the secretaries over who does the most work.

The prisoner began his career in petty crime, stealing purses and breaking into cars, but eventually got involved in large scale drug trafficking.

She has been charged with a number of petty offences but never anything as serious as attempted murder.

I don't want to waste time talking to a bunch of petty government officials. I need to speak to someone with real power.

She has lost a lot of friends due to her pettiness.

He is a very petty man who delights in reminding others of their mistakes.

I know it is hard for someone as important as you to understand my petty little problems, but they are very real to me.

Complaining to your boss that your co-worker took 20 minutes for her coffee break instead of 15 is just about the pettiest thing I've ever heard!

Your constant petty quarrels are making things unpleasant for the others in the office.

Any small purchases you make can be reimbursed from petty cash.

The office generally has about $100 on hand in petty cash for minor purchases.

There is a Greek proverb which observes that if you steal something small, you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions, you are a gentleman of society.

Aesop once suggested that we hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.


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