miserliness


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The almajirai were also confident that God would eventually ensure justice and punish the miserliness of the rich.
Although her miserliness at the beginning of the story (she refuses to contribute to the minister's Christmas gift) makes her appear impoverished, Jewett notes that "there was nobody so well off in town except Colonel Drummond, so far as money went" (1).
4 million after many, including this writer, complained about its miserliness.
However, he showed rare miserliness in giving tickets to the Muslims and looked a bit "conservative".
Specifically, my reference is to the crippling aridity that imbues their lives and finds definitive form in it; everything from their sexual frigidity and general miserliness to their sickly constitution and dyspeptic temperament is symptomatic of it.
2 OPEN ALL HOURS (1976-85) Shopkeeper Albert Arkwright, deftly played by Ronnie Barker, made an art form out of miserliness in this enduring sitcom also starring David Jason.
2OPEN 2 OPEN ALL HOURS (1976-85) Shopkeeper Albert Arkwright, deftly played by Ronnie Barker, made an art form out of miserliness in this enduring sitcom also starring David Jason.
If we're talking about choices and poverty, I'll choose compassion over miserliness - and a society that will help over one that will blame.
The novel depicts Eliza's wearing old, much-worn clothes that make Eugene ashamed of her, and the play specifies at the beginning of act 2 that she enters dressed in "prim shabbiness" (46), but in this production she wore gorgeous outfits, not in keeping with her miserliness or with Eugene's comment that she is wearing her "dealing and bargaining costume" (47).
I have also met writers like Thakazhy who led a virtuous life, though people have several anecdotes that reveal his miserliness.
Global Times quietly ignored the original Chinese miserliness, criticized Manila for bad disaster management, and had a cartoon of Abe dangling aid on a fishing angle to foreign countries.
This does not refer to miserliness as in one who stows his gold away in a closet and cannot let it go.
They "gave vent to anger at powerful people, publicly criticized their own relatives and in-laws, and gave graphic accounts of personal violence and miserliness.
Al-Hafez, I'm told, also recently held a televised salam -a-thon: With a hadith on the ills of miserliness printed on the screen, the channel asked its viewers to send in their prayers and blessings on the Prophet via SMS, again for three Egyptian pounds (I'm sure that was a good day for their accountants).
Apparently, the miserliness of Birmingham's councillors was widely known.