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pe tee

  • n  larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
  • s  inferior in rank or status
    petty officialdom
  • s  (informal) small and of little importance
    limited to petty enterprises
  • s  contemptibly narrow in outlook
    petty little comments

  • The perpetrator was Richard Speck, then 24, a drifter born in Illinois, raised in Texas, wandering from petty crime to petty crime and bar to bar.
  • But instead of rescinding the invite, Columbia president Lee Bollinger introduced Ahmadinejad by noting that Mahmoud resembles a "petty and cruel dictator" and that his denial of .
  • At the time, law enforcement hadn't made the connection between racketeering and petty crime.
News & Articles

  • Tom Petty Fans To Get A Refund Recap
    Tom Petty fans were heartbroken when his Saturday (June 8) concert in Los Angeles came to an abrupt end mid-set
    June 16, 2013 - antiMUSIC
  • Tom Petty Forced Off The Stage Recap
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were sent off stage by a fire marshal after he said the concert audience was 100 people over capacity
    June 15, 2013 - antiMUSIC
  • Petty offers fans full refund
    Tom Petty fans who attended a concert on Saturday which was shut down by Los Angeles fire marshals are to be given a full refund. Safety chiefs declared the Fonda Theater show was over capacity and forced Petty and his group, the Heartbreakers, to cut the show short after 90 minutes.
    June 13, 2013 - NBC NEWS

  • Barack Obama in Belfast Telegraph
    On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics,said Obama.
  • Cardinal Angelo Sodano in Nigeria Daily Independent
    The people of God are with you and will not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip of the moment, by the trials that sometimes assail the community of believers,Sodano told Benedict.
  • Abdullah Gul in
    Unfortunately, some politicians in the United States have once again sacrificed important matters to petty domestic politics despite all calls to commonsense,said Gul, according to the state-run news agency Anatolia. "This unacceptable...

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