FRUGAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FRUGAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
frugal
 a.  sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
Classic Sentence:
1  I was shown by this woman into a sitting-room, where a frugal supper was laid out.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
2  My friend rubbed his thin hands together with an appearance of avidity which was a surprise to me, who knew his frugal tastes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
3  Such was I in battle, but I did not care about farm work, nor the frugal home life of those who would bring up children.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
4  During the short and frugal repast that followed, the conversation was extremely circumspect, and related entirely to the events of the hunt, in which Magua had so lately been engaged.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
5  This Anton Antonitch lived on the fourth storey in a house in Five Corners, in four low-pitched rooms, one smaller than the other, of a particularly frugal and sallow appearance.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
6  Nothing could be more frugal than this repast.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
7  The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
Example Sentence:
1  Just keep in mind that being frugal is not a bad thing, but being cheap is not so attractive.
2  Domestically Mr. Brown is likely to portray his style as both more frugal and more transparent than before.
3  By dint of very frugal living, he was finally able to become solvent and avoid bankruptcy proceedings.
4  In economically hard times, anyone who doesn't learn to practice frugality risks bankruptcy.
5  Industry if fortune's right hand, and frugality her left.