Usage examples for Skimping

  1. Most of them were eating one quite abundant meal a day and perhaps a pretty good second meal, but practically all of them were skimping at least one meal very much. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  2. I know just what you're doing: working hard, eating only canned stuff, skimping your food, and ruining your digestion. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  3. Pretty happy years- children coming on,- trouble visiting us with the rest; sorrow- happiness- skimping and saving; her a- raking and scraping to make a good appearance, and make things do; me trying one thing and another, to make our fortune and her always kind and encouraging, and hopeful; death standing between us and both of us sitting there by the kitchen stove trying to make up some kind of prayer to comfort the other. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  4. There should be no skimping, no false economy, in a matter of such prime importance. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  5. Her child should not be born to poverty and skimping. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  6. She thought over the year, and while she deplored the estrangement from home, she knew that if she had to go back to one year ago, giving up the present and what it had brought and promised to bring, for a reconciliation with her father, she would not voluntarily return to the old driving, nagging, overwork, and skimping, missing every real comfort of life to buy land, in which she never would have any part. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter