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Usage examples for meanest

  1. He is about the meanest man in town." – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. They are the meanest medicines." – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. Every one who has lived in China, and has kept his eyes open, must have noticed what a large measure of personal freedom is enjoyed by even the meanest subject of the Son of Heaven. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  4. Though, as I have said, he was fully convinced of the folly of those notions which he had formerly entertained, yet he did not, as most of those braves do, go from one degree of extravagance to the other, that is, from daring everything to sinking into the meanest cowardice, for Hawes went to his death very composedly, as he had received the Sacrament the day before, with all the outward marks of devotion. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  5. My heavens alive, seems some days as if I couldn'tbut just live, an' the meanest thing about a man is, he's so dead sure as he makes you happy, bein' around the house." – Susan Clegg and a Man in the House by Anne Warner
  6. " If thou but boast to mortal ear The meanest charm thou find'st in me, If"- here his lips the sweet lips seal, Low- murmuring, " Love can ne'er reveal- It cannot breathe to mortal ear The charms it finds in thee!" – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. It seems to me it is the meanest thing there is. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  8. I had insulted him by the meanest the grossest distrust of the honor and the credit of his house, and that on the word of an absolute stranger, of a vagabond, if ever there was one yet. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  9. 1. 'Mar' What meanest thou by that? – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  10. As is usual even in the meanest lodgings in Paris houses, a small antechamber gave between the front door and the main room. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  11. And I think it is not only true in this, but that the best of the actions of us all are so silly, that the meanest people begin to see through them, and contemn them. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  12. Fishes have different kinds o' tempers, you know, an' often it's the smallest creature that's the meanest – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  13. The pilots were as ignorant of our situation as the meanest sailor in the squadron. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  14. But lift me thine own self, As I am sure thou meanest – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  15. And I never saw but one of my brothers fight at school, and he fought the meanest boy in school and punished him well. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  16. He was the meanest man for hanging out on a fool thing I ever knew. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  17. She's the meanest girl. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  18. We may be sure that He delights even in the meanest and humblest of them, if only we take them to Him and say: 'All things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  19. She employed her in the meanest work of the house: she scoured the dishes, tables, etc. – The Blue Fairy Book by Various
  20. I'm happy, you're happy, we're all happy, even the meanest Irishman that walks along Broadway. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
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