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Pittance

noun

1) An allowance of food bestowed in charity; a mess of victuals; hence, a small charity gift; a dole.

2) A meager portion, quantity, or allowance; an inconsiderable salary or compensation.

Example Sentences for

Pittance

1) Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor 148 Frankenstein to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a Pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance. ‘Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family.
2) She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a Pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
3) Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor 148 Frankenstein to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a Pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance. ‘Such were the events that preyed on the heart of Felix and rendered him, when I first saw him, the most miserable of his family.
4) As it was, I lived ungazed at and unmolested, hardly thanked for the Pittance of food and clothes which I gave, so much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men.
5) She procured plain work; she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a Pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
6) As it was, I lived ungazed at and unmolested, hardly thanked for the Pittance of food and clothes which I gave, so much does suffering blunt even the coarsest sensations of men.
7) A recurring theme in these novels is the injustice of the rich hoarding huge amounts of food and goods while the poor lack the most basic necessities, and the further, almost ludicrous injustice of the rich handing out a Pittance to those same poor who have produced the wealth in the first place.
8) A recurring theme in these novels is the injustice of the rich hoarding huge amounts of food and goods while the poor lack the most basic necessities, and the further, almost ludicrous injustice of the rich handing out a Pittance to those same poor who have produced the wealth in the first place.