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Also it came with a rather puny dab of sour cream. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was a puny little thing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet their puny efforts to resist the invader brought upon them death and destruction out of all proportion to any military accomplishment. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)For his puny body, he lifted weights and experimented with steroids. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That's when our own efforts can seem puny. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But at the same time, its efforts appear puny compared with the scale of the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By any historical standard this has been a puny recovery with little or no feel-good factor. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His rage, when it does spurt out, seems puny. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More unusually for a great entrepreneur, the Commodore was neither small nor puny. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age (2005)The new always looks so small, so puny, so unpromising next to the size and performance of maturity. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)
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