• "Petty thieving,eh,Alfred?" said Mr.Carr.

    VOA: special.2010.09.11

  • She has way more power than she needs, it would seem, to destroy a petty little mages like Comus.

    她会拥有更多的力量,那看上去足够,摧毁一个像科玛斯这样的英俊的法师。

    耶鲁公开课 - 弥尔顿课程节选

  • exhibits a sort of lofty detachment to the more or less petty things that weigh most of us down.

    这类人展现了一种,对琐碎事物的崇高超脱,让我们大多数人无地自容。

    耶鲁公开课 - 政治哲学导论课程节选

  • Mr.Obama said he does not want to see what he called - "petty politics" get in the way of reform.

    VOA: standard.2009.07.29

  • Milton calls upon a whole range of violent, exciting, militaristic images, and set-pieces to describe the triumph of Christ over the petty gods of paganism, but this routing of the gods brings with it a certain cost.

    弥尔顿引用了很多暴力的,激动地,士兵一样的形象,和定位进攻来描述基督,战胜微不足道的异教徒上帝的喜悦,但是这个上帝的溃败也让他付出了一定的代价。

    耶鲁公开课 - 弥尔顿课程节选

  • "Even petty bribery,small bribery, is not a long-term sustainable approach to kind of grease the wheels,"

    VOA: standard.2009.11.17

  • Learn the accomplishments of active life, take for your models not those people who spend their time on these petty quibbles but those who have a good livelihood and reputation and many other blessings."

    学个谋生的一技之长,别学那些满嘴谬论的人,要学那些生活富足,声名显赫及福泽深厚的人“

    耶鲁公开课 - 公正课程节选

  • IOM monitors in Anbar province report increasing numbers of children are leaving school to help support their families through begging, petty trade or doing odd jobs.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.20

  • He says,"provincials are like mold, burrowing in their little plots, or frogs at the bottom of their puddles, engaged in sordid, trivial rivalries, moved by petty jealousies, avarice and material interests.

    他说,乡下人就像模子里刻出来的,在他们的自留地里乱挖一气,或者在泥浆里面挖青蛙,从事着肮脏,没什么竞争性的工作,为嫉妒,贪婪和物欲所驱动

    耶鲁公开课 - 1871年后的法国课程节选

词组短语

petty bourgeoisie n. 小资产阶级(等于petite bourgeoisie)

petty cash 零用现金;小额备用金

petty bourgeois 小资产阶级分子

petty officer 海军士官,海军军士

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