THRIFTY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THRIFTY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thrifty
 a.  careful about money; economical
Classic Sentence:
1  She was a thrifty and kind mistress, a good mother and a devoted wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  He was sober, thrifty and pious; he went to the altar every first Friday, sometimes with her, oftener by himself.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
3  Even the white laborers are not yet intelligent, thrifty, and well trained enough to maintain themselves against the powerful inroads of organized capital.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IX
Example Sentence:
1  A thrifty shopper compares prices before making major purchases.
2  A prudent, thrifty, New Englander, DeWitt was as chary of investing money in junk bonds.
3  In these times of strictest economy, it would perhaps be interesting to go deeper into the ways of those untiring thrifty ants who seem to know how "To cut a centime in four" and extract the quintessence from a bone.