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Sample sentences for the GRE study word miser

miser can be used as a
miser can be used as a adj

1.Also, when we played at cards Miss Havisham would look on, with a miserly relish of Estella's moods, whatever they were. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.What cares Ahab Owners, owners Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Of course it was not really because of that, but everything together, he began this hospital to prove, do you see, that he was not miserly about money. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.He is the son of a miserly oligarch, and has been taught by him to restrain the love of unnecessary pleasures. - from The Republic by Plato
5.Is not this the way--he is the son of the miserly and oligarchical father who has trained him in his own habit. - from The Republic by Plato
6.And the drone, as we called him, is the slave of these unnecessary pleasures and desires, whereas the miserly oligarch is subject only to the necessary. - from The Republic by Plato
7.He was supposed from his youth upwards to have been trained under a miserly parent, who encouraged the saving appetites in him, but discountenanced the unnecessary, which aim only at amusement and ornamen. - from The Republic by Plato
8.The oligarch changes into the democrat in the following manner--The youth who has had a miserly bringing up, gets a taste of the drone's honey he meets with wild companions, who introduce him to every new pleasure. - from The Republic by Plato
9.And the drone of whom we spoke was he who was surfeited in pleasures and desires of this sort, and was the slave of the unnecessary desires, whereas he who was subject to the necessary only was miserly and oligarchica. - from The Republic by Plato

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