n. thrift; prudent economy; sparing use
In economically hard times, anyone who doesn't learn to practice frugality risks bankruptcy.
Sentence in Classic:
Norris might never have saved her money; but having no care of that kind, there was nothing to impede her frugality, or lessen the comfort of making a yearly addition to an income which they had never lived up to.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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 Context
Many a year went round before I was a partner in the House; but I lived happily with Herbert and his wife, and lived frugally, and paid my debts, and maintained a constant correspondence with Biddy and Joe.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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.