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inferior in strength or significance

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(used especially of persons) of inferior size

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Last year, pure Internet companies crowded the cellar, racking up impressive losses on puny sales.
When compared to the somewhat puny (by comparison) NAS devices that were offered as easily attached storage additions for small networks, the HP NAS box was impressive in its expandability.
According to Olivia Barbee, an analyst with Morningstar, the Chicago company that tracks the mutual fund industry, over a ten-year period with stocks gaining about 10% annually, forking over a puny 1% each year will shave a full $2,300 off every $10,000 you put into a mutual fund.
In the Old South, Cash argued, this trait was found not just in the Southern planter, "wholly content with his autonomy and jealously guardful that nothing should encroach upon it," but also among "the farmers and the crackers [who] were in their own way self-sufficient, too - as fiercely careful of their prerogatives of ownership, as jealous of their sway over their puny domains, as the grandest lord.
Citizen, enemy, mama's boy, sucker, utter garbage, panhandler, swine, refujew, verrucht; a scalp so often scalded with boiling water that the puny brain feels completely cooked.
leprechaun or leprecaun leprehaunIrish leipreachan, lucharachan puny creature, dwarf, elf, from Middle Irish luchrapan, lupraccan, from Old Irish luchorpan, from lu-small + corp body (from Latin corpus) + -an,diminutive suffix
Compared to the towering achievements of women's history during this period, the products of men's history have seemed puny and dull, the flashes of brilliance all the more remarkable for their rarity.
Compared to trees, we puny humans are a transient species.
Gail Miller Wray says that all of these issues are puny compared to the real purpose of federal spending: supplying the military.
As English horticulturist Hugh Johnson wrote about this 80-year-old variety, "One can forgive the flowers their weak color and puny size when they are the only ones in the garden.
Decked out in red and yellow wrestling tights, the puny Hulk strains to pull off his signature move -- ripping off his t-shirt.
Petron ran into a puny opposition on its way to the Belo-Philippine Superliga semifinals Thursday.
I remember those days very well, because as a puny teenager surrounded by a motley collection of equally puny teenagers, you had to keep your wits about you in an atmosphere tinged with violence.
In my case, because I was so puny, the operative lifted it into the heavy wooden cart for me and I then wheeled it home to our home or one of the neighbours.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER THE STORY After being turned down for military service in World War Two, puny Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is recruited for a secret project and transformed into Captain America to battle Nazis and the evil HYDRA.