Sicily was handed over to the greedy enterprise of tax-farmers.
The selfish sagacity of the latter, which had at first drawn Robert into the scrape, was the principal instrument of his deliverance from it; for her respectful humility, assiduous attentions, and endless flatteries, as soon as the smallest opening was given for their exercise, reconciled Mrs. Ferrars to his choice, and re-established him completely in her favour.
My crew close up the hole belonging to the Nautilus; I close up the one belonging to the skiff, simply by screwing it into place.
Why does everyone expect a mercenary to rob them?"
Be not a niggard of your speech.
Is not this the way--he is the son of the miserly and oligarchical father who has trained him in his own habits?
The parsimonious salesman who takes it for granted that every one's motives are the same as his own, and, therefore, talks to every prospect about the money-saving possibilities of his commodity, will most certainly fail in trying to persuade those to purchase who care nothing about saving a few cents, but do care a great deal about the quality, style, and beauty of the commodity.
Parsimonious and penurious may apply to one's outlay either for himself or for others; in the latter use, they are somewhat less harsh and reproachful terms than niggardly.
The additional burden of a considerable foreign garrison and a crowd of rapacious officials increased the severity of the economic conditions.
“I will say it for the child,” said Marilla when Anne had gone to her gable, “she isn’t stingy.
He walked along quickly through the November twilight, his stout hazel stick striking the ground regularly, the fringe of the buff Mail peeping out of a side-pocket of his tight reefer overcoat.