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Letter "P" » pinch
«[Her] fingers are brandished as a crazed and half-starved Chinese would use chopsticks.. They prod and pinch the air, leaving it bruised and beaten.»
Author: Colin McDowell
«If the provisions of the constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned»
«He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.»
«Glossy, efficient prose, garnished with a pinch of irony and a dab of melodrama.»
«A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.»
«It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men.»
«A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps»
«A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.»
«A pinch of praise is worth a pound of scorn. A dash of encouragement is more helpful than a dipper of pessimism. A cup of kindness is better than a cupboard of criticism.»
Author: William Arthur Ward
«He that holds fast the golden mean,And lives contently betweenThe little and the great,Feels not the wants that pinch the poor,Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door.»