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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pittance

pittance can be used as a noun

1.You have bartered it for a pittance of the public gold. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.She procured plain work she plaited straw and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
3.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. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley

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