The plot, in which three friends, Gilbert, Walter, and Samuel, endeavor to overcome their guardians' tightfistedness
and efforts to dictate who they can marry, seems a conventional one.
As for tightfistedness
, it means being miserly and restrictive (al-tadyiq) in spending on what is necessary and unavoidable, like on food provisioning for family (aqwat al-ahl) and on the wellbeing of dependents (masalih al-'iyal).
While such dubiety is understandable considering the beating these financiers took during the near-annihilation of the world's economy, their newfound tightfistedness
triggered a significant drop in life sciences and medical device venture funding in the last quarter of 2010.
I could name a dozen similar occasions of post-National tightfistedness
27) Pecuniary tightfistedness
was not tolerated without protest.
His solid reputation has not been tarnished by the numerous anecdotes about his tightfistedness
- like the deal he once made with a local newsstand to buy week-old magazines at a discount as they were about to be thrown away.
The Bush White House's tightfistedness
with information has left lawmakers wary, Feinstein said.
Contrary to sentiment that the $4 million sand-pumping plan was defeated by Yankee tightfistedness
, pure and simple, we prefer to believe that Chathamites, like wise King Canute of legend, were fully aware of the futility of trying to sweep back the tide.