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Synonyms for picayune

Synonyms for picayune

(informal) small and of little importance

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"We have determined that optimal societal productivity and equity requires gallbladder surgery for everyone at age 47," Picayune said.
For other examples of flag consecration ceremonies see The Daily Picayune (New Orleans), April 4, 8, 1861.
Describing in the Daily Picayune of September 8, 1846, the embarrassing incident that ensued, he writes: After selecting an obscure place, I plunged in, and was enjoying the refreshing element, when I heard female voices descending the steep bank to the very nook I had chosen!
Ramsey: So, you're saying that there was a body of literature in the Picayune?
"That parts of the revelations may be untrue," the paper editorialized, "we think highly probable: that other parts are correct, we think equally certain: that the whole has been compiled with a view to strict accuracy as to the disclosures, on the part of the editor, we have every right to believe." [26] The New Orleans Picayune felt that "while there may be some exaggerations" there were not enough to "render the story undeserving of confidence." [27]
Polk's account of Picayune's racial history and his own relationship to it treads on more perilous ground.
In 1881 the Picayune printed a group of her letters written on a trip to Mexico.
The Times Picayune on Sunday, conservative columnist Tim Morris questions if the Louisiana Legislature will allow voters to have their say on the states minimum wage, by passing Senate Bill 155 by Sen.
Pinero, mayor of Picayune, joins PRCC from Pearl River County which he served as director of planning since February 2008.
A Facebook page, (https://www.facebook.com/SaveThePicayune) Save the Picayune , has more than 1,000 likes and a Twitter account, (https://twitter.com/#!/SaveThePicayune) @SaveThePicayune , has nearly 900 followers.
"Dickie" Travis, all of Picayune, were married on a windy March 15, 2008, at three o'clock in the afternoon.
Ferguson, a respected editor whom Amoss considered a mentor, who had hired this year's Pulitzer-winning cartoonist, Walt Handelsman, and a good many of those who worked on the Picayune's public service award-winning series, "Oceans of Trouble."
McWilliams spends dozens of pages reciting picayune Levitical and Pauline regulations to make the irrelevant point that modern religious right-wingers don't ask for the state's strong hand to clamp down on, say, those who don't cancel all debts after seven years (see Deuteronomy 15:1) or who boast (James 4:16).