Definition of Pittances

1. Noun. (plural of pittance) ¹



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Definition of Pittances

1. pittance [n] - See also: pittance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pittances

pitot head
pitot tube
pitpan
pitprop
pitprops
pits
pitsaw
pitsaws
pitsful
pitstop
pitta
pitta bread
pittacal
pittance
pittance payment
pittances (current term)
pittas
pitted
pitted-shelled turtle
pitted keratolysis
pitted tubeshoulder
pitted tubeshoulders
pitten
pitter
pitter-patter
pittered
pittering
pitters
pittie
pitties

Literary usage of Pittances

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"The laborers subscribe their weekly pittances to these institutions, and draw out comfortable supplies, in case of sickness, old age, burials, ..."

2. Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera: In the Form of Fifty by Cincinnatus (1857)
"... of Peones to Citizens—Their Slave-like appearance—pittances paid to the Clergy-Market-time—Reason thereof—Provisions—Fruits—Prices of the same. ..."

3. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"... class from extreme want, the foreign authorities organised an institution of Beneficence, providing work and daily pittances of food to all applicants. ..."

4. Extracts from the records of the royal burgh of Lanark: With Charters and by Lanark (Scotland), Robert Renwick (1902)
"... or therein-, pertaining and adjacent to the said chapel, together with the pittances, obit money, or obit silver, or commons, which before were wont to ..."

5. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"The laborers subscribe their weekly pittances to these institutions, and draw out comfortable supplies, in case of sickness, old age, burials, ..."

6. Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera: In the Form of Fifty by Cincinnatus (1857)
"... of Peones to Citizens—Their Slave-like appearance—pittances paid to the Clergy-Market-time—Reason thereof—Provisions—Fruits—Prices of the same. ..."

7. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"... class from extreme want, the foreign authorities organised an institution of Beneficence, providing work and daily pittances of food to all applicants. ..."

8. Extracts from the records of the royal burgh of Lanark: With Charters and by Lanark (Scotland), Robert Renwick (1902)
"... or therein-, pertaining and adjacent to the said chapel, together with the pittances, obit money, or obit silver, or commons, which before were wont to ..."

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