Sentence Examples with the word frugal

If one guest came he sometimes partook of my frugal meal, and it was no interruption to conversation to be stirring a hasty-pudding, or watching the rising and maturing of a loaf of bread in the ashes, in the meanwhile.

He lived in the most frugal style alike at home and in the field, and though his campaigns were undertaken largely to secure booty, he was content to enrich the state and his friends and to return as poor as he had set forth.

Alembert continued to the end to lead the quiet and frugal life dictated by his limited means as well as his simple tastes.

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Being frugal has its value, but it can be overdone.

Every prodigal, therefore, is a public enemy; every frugal man a public benefactor.

The Hakkas are a hardy and frugal race, belonging mainly to the hill districts.

There was a fine line between being frugal and being a miser.

Here he spent the remaining years of his life in the frugal independence which he prized.

Thank you mother, for your frugal years and taste in prosperous husbands though I paid dearly for number three before I took matters into my own hands.

He was naturally frugal and prudent, and carried these qualities into the administration, with the result that in 1738-1739 there was a surplus of 15,000,000 livres instead of the usual deficit.