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 Meanings and Examples of MISER
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miser
 n.  a stingy hoarder of money and possessions, often living miserably
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The farmer was a sad miser, and knew that his man was very simple-hearted; so he took out threepence, and gave him for every year's service a penny.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
2  He had not gone far before he met an old miser: close by them stood a tree, and on the topmost twig sat a thrush singing away most joyfully.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
3  Meanwhile the miser crept out of the bush half-naked and in a piteous plight, and began to ponder how he should take his revenge, and serve his late companion some trick.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
4  The miser began to tell his tale, and said he had been robbed of his money.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
5  But the countryman seized his fiddle, and struck up a tune, and at the first note judge, clerks, and jailer were in motion; all began capering, and no one could hold the miser.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
6  Then the countryman stopped his fiddle, and left the miser to take his place at the gallows.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
7  Then you will scarcely be glad to be alive when you've got there, for he is the veriest miser in the countryside.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
8  "A miser," replied Sobakevitch.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
9  Such a miser as never you could imagine.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
10  However, the laws of Russian hospitality do not permit even of a miser infringing their rules; wherefore Plushkin added to the foregoing a more civil invitation to be seated.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
11  At my behest the miser leaves his hoard untouched; at peace the mother sees her children play.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
12  The folks call me a miser, my dear.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
13  Even in his chastened frame of mind, the noble miser could give us no information which could help us, for he knew little of the private life of his nephew.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
14  Mrs. March would not leave Beth's side, but rested in the big chair, waking often to look at, touch, and brood over her child, like a miser over some recovered treasure.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
15  The canisters were almost out of her reach; I made a motion to aid her; she turned upon me as a miser might turn if any one attempted to assist him in counting his gold.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The miser's aim is to amass and hoard as much gold as possible.
2  When his pension fund failed, George feared he would end his days in penury. He became such a penny pincher that he turned into a closefisted, penurious miser.
3  The money the miser hoards will do him no good.
4  The poor man wants much, the miser everything.
5  The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.
6  We mustn't fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.
7  He was miserable all the time and rows would start over petty things.
8  The film was a miserable commercial failure both in Italy and in the United States.
9  It is comparison that makes men happy or miserable.
10  The miserable scene was revived in my mind.
11  I took a series of badly paid secretarial jobs which made me really miserable.
12  The miserable Hatter dropped his teacup, and went down on one knee. 'I'm a poor man, your Majesty,' he began.
13  Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.
14  One moment he was in maudlin tears and the next he was cracking some miserable joke about the disaster.
15  Hoping for a rave review of his new show, the playwright was miserable when saw the critics pan it unanimously.