Sentence Examples with the word miserly

Xlv, 40), but it was by means of almost miserly economies.

Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.

Generous to his friends, he was miserly to those who displeased him; very skilled in the art of the engineer, catholic in his faith, far-seeing, obstinate in his resolution.

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Hence comes the modern use of the word for a low-born or vulgar person, particularly one with an unpleasant, surly or miserly character.