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  • v  subsist on a meager allowance
  • v  supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
  • s  avoiding waste
    stinting in bestowing gifts

  • There's no stinting on quality: Bia Lao is made from Pilsen malt imported from France, Hallertauer Magnum hops and dry yeast from Germany, and local rice and springwater.
  • In return, some voices in Washington accused Merkel's government of stinting on its stimulus programs to combat the downturn.
  • Gout in his arm has bothered him intermittently, and he punches a bag occasionally and watches his diet (by stinting on meat proteins and fried foods) to strengthen his throwing .

  • John Spratt in San Francisco Chronicle
    We are not going to be stinting in our support of our troops,said Rep. John Spratt, DS.C., a senior member of both the Budget and Armed Services committees. "The least we can do is make sure they have everything they need to do the job. On...
  • Paul Krugman in Before It's News
    Over at The New York Times Monday morning, the fatuous Paul Krugman says that "stinting on spending now threatens the economic recovery."
  • Barry Dickins in The Age
    We were lucky to be there in that boom time, so much extravagance,says Dickins. "Parties would start at 11am. It suited Frank, he was all about not stinting yourself with one glass, not being mean. One time I performed a poem about...

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