thriftiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thriftiness frugality in the expenditure of money or resources "the Scots are famous for their economy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carpet slippers were created by thrifty housewives who found other uses for old, worn-out pieces of carpet.
    • n Thriftiness The quality or state of being thrifty; thrift.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thriftiness The character of being thrifty; frugality; good husbandry.
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Quotations

  • George Herbert
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    “Be thrifty, but not covetous.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Prudent men woo thrifty women.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.”

Usage

In literature:

This is both philosophical and thrifty.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
Many of these thrifty girls married swaggering young fellows who were before the mast.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
Lettuce was decidedly better in the light house; radishes were thrifty but did not produce as much as in the dark house.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
Is their indirect object to be strong, thrifty members of society?
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
There is a bank in which the thrifty can put their savings, and when they go back to the city they draw these savings out.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 17, March 4, 1897" by Various
The thrifty have always known it.
"Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)" by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
The women may have the reputation of knowing and doing more than the men, but they are certainly not thrifty.
"The Boer in Peace and War" by Arthur M. Mann
But first,' he says, all suddenly cautious and thrifty, 'how much does it cost to go to college?
"The Indiscreet Letter" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The thrifty overseer's wife had provided a sumptuous dinner in honor of her nephew's return.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
A thrifty man was Robert Fulton; discerning, prudent and capable!
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
One thing is certain, and that is that if Assisi were more thrifty, it would be less illuminating historically.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
A great, thrifty, honest, earnest, cultured nation does not find its voice in the noises of the street.
"The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3" by Various
Both fruit- and shade-trees are plenty and thrifty.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 78, April, 1864" by Various
At twilight Kenny found a thrifty farmer who agreed to take him in.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
It would have been quite a grief to the thrifty little Dutch girl if so much fine cord had been wasted.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
It has a population of about two thousand five hundred, and is quite thrifty.
"The American Missionary, Vol. 43, No. 8, August, 1889" by Various
All this was very well, so far as it went; but the thrifty housekeeper soon found that it went no way at all.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
A considerable number of people live in it, and there are some good farms and thrifty farmers.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I seem to hear far off sounds of busy people, thrifty mills, and successful railways.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
Mander was an industrious and thrifty man.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
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In poetry:

For Jack Canuck is thrifty,
He wants, when peace is made,
To feed the worn out nations,
And capture all the trade.
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
`Ne'er again will the thrifty squirrel store
In your hollows its wintry food,
And, unseen, in your rotted gnarls no more
Will the woodpecker hatch its brood.
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
The thrifty old fellows your loveliness mellows
Confess to a dread of your house;
But a more pressing duty, in view of your beauty,
Is the young wife's concern for her spouse.
"To Barine" by Roswell Martin Field
My name he bears, my garb he wears,
My pipes he idly smokes;
And, friend-like, he but rarely cares
To praise my sorry jokes.
He spends my money lavishly
With ne'er a thrifty thought for me.
"The Corpse That Won't Lie Still" by C J Dennis
But whar is true friendship, and whar will you see,
A' that is gude, honest, modest, and thrifty?
Tak' gray hairs and wrinkles, and hirple wi' me,
And think on the seventeen hundred and fifty.
"Old And New Times" by Alexander Boswell
Oh, Grimsby is a pleasant town as any man may find,
An' Grimsby wives are thrifty wives, an' Grimsby girls are kind;
An' Grimsby lads have never yet been lads to lag behind
When there's men's work doin' on the North Sea ground.
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Hertz Wins Bid to Buy Dollar Thrifty.
Download the free Suit -Able Bag pattern to make the project featured in April/May '10 "Nifty Thrifty.".
Gather friends?and their excess stuff?for this thrifty get-together, and start trading.
Thriftiness may be so 2009, but why are so many Americans falling prey to the 'urge to splurge.
Dollar Thrifty , Hertz merger wins approval.
Chic & Thrifty Top 10.
25 Thrifty Ways to Create Outdoor Dining.
Dollar Thrifty is trying to get a better offer from Avis, the No.
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.
Inside Thrifty Ice Cream factory.
Nancy Luna, who covers the restaurant and food industry for the Register, gets exclusive tour of Thrifty Ice Cream.
Rite Aid bought the Thrifty drugstore chain in 1997, and re-branded all the stores.
Hertz-Dollar Thrifty merger gets FTC approval.
Hertz concludes acquisition of Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty .
UPDATE 1-Hertz receives antitrust nod for Dollar Thrifty acquisition.
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In science:

In order to show AP we usually verify that C µ has thrifty amalgamation: If A ≤ B ∈ C µ is minimal and A ≤ M ∈ C µ , then either the free amalgam of A and M over B is still in C µ , or B embeds closedly into M over A.
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
Suppose Cµ is non-empty and has thrifty amalgamation.
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
M ∈ Cµ is no longer in Cµ , and to prove thrifty amalgamation for Cµ .
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
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