(a.) Like a miser; very covetous; sordid; niggardly.
(1) He told strikers at St Thomas’ hospital, London: “By taking action on such a miserable morning you are sending a strong message that decent men and women in the jewel of our civilisation are not prepared to be treated as second-class citizens any more.
(2) "It's always been done in a really miserable way in the past, but this is fresh and new.
(3) Supporting a Sunderland side who had last won a home Premier League game back in January, when Stoke City were narrowly defeated, is not a pursuit for the faint-hearted but this was turning into the equivalent of the sudden dawning of a gloriously hot sunny day amid a miserable, cold, wet summer.
(4) People like Hugo forgot how truly miserable Paris had been for ordinary Parisians.” Out of a job and persona non grata in Paris, Haussmann spent six months in Italy to lift his spirits.
(5) But my characters are either really strong, miserable or tortured."
(6) A full marching band moved through a sea of umbrellas, playing the Les Miserables song Do You Hear the People Sing.
(7) Similarly at world level, it considers the struggles and efforts by the miserable and oppressed nations for achievement of their legitimate rights and independence as their due rights, because people have the right to liberate their countries from colonialism and obtain their rights.
(8) My first marriage is the only thing I've ever failed at and I failed miserably."
(9) If after 10 years the Californian law is working well: that’s to say it is not being used against the weak and miserable as a cheaper alternative to proper palliative care, there will be no reason not to extend it here.
(10) Low point: "When a show I directed, Paul Simon's The Capeman, failed miserably."
(11) The smile, so noticeably absent during a miserable final season at his boyhood club, was back.
(12) His father died when Giulio was two, and the family survived on his mother's miserly widow's pension.
(13) Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana established a comfortable advantage for the home side, only for Adam Johnson’s free-kick, and Simon Mignolet’s weak attempt to stop it, plus Defoe’s clinical late strike to extend Liverpool’s miserable run to five points out of 18 in 2016.
(14) This drubbing exposed not only the team's inadequacy on the day in the face of a rampant United side who sensed miserable resistance almost from the kick-off, but also Arsène Wenger's tepid commitment to the FA Cup, whatever his ready-made complaints of depleted resources before and after.
(15) "He truly had such a miserable time on the first day or two of the shoot.
(16) Fair pay, not benefits or subsidies to miserly employers, brought Labour into being – so why is the party in danger of letting this strong emblematic policy slip away?
(17) On the positive side, it will very soon overtake Les Miserables (£40.8m) to become the second-biggest 2013 release, behind only Despicable Me 2 (£47.4m).
(18) Smoldering resentment, chronic anger, self-centeredness, vindictiveness, and a constant feeling of being abused ultimately produce a miserable human being who, as well as being alienated from self, alienates those in the interpersonal sphere.
(19) As soon as you live in the place, it becomes grey and miserable – as do the people.
(20) The good thing about the above is the equal-opportunities nature of it: almost everyone is made to feel inadequate or miserable.
(n.) A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
(n.) Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
(n.) Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
(n.) One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.
(1) Since when did thrift become so synonymous with the middle classes?
(2) Pledging to replace "Labour's spendaholic government with a new government of thrift", he said: "With a Conservative government, if ministers want to impress the boss, they'll have to make their budgets smaller, not bigger.
(3) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best new artist and received three awards in the rap field before the show began with best rap album for The Heist and best rap performance and best rap song for Thrift Shop.
(4) Bovine viral diarrhea virus was believed to be the cause of ill-thrift since birth, resulting in death of a Holstein calf.
(5) As he reminded us, "Keynes talked about a ' paradox of thrift ': everyone and every country being individually wise but collectively foolish – leading to a downward spiral."
(6) However, studies on the aetiology of ill-thrift in young sheep indicate that arthropod-borne anaemia-producing pathogens are an important contributing factor, which cannot readily be diagnosed and controlled.
(7) Very few would argue with advising consolidation and thrift to an individual trying to bring debt under control.
(8) Festival curator Wayne Hemingway says thrift is not about buying more stuff for less, but about consuming more intelligently, reusing, recycling and thinking creatively about the way we live and consume.
(9) Savings are generally seen as benign and the result of virtue and thrift, but they are dangerous when handed to investment managers under pressure to produce high returns.
(10) Many of the new Thatcher-era first-time buyers gained their ownership through the right to buy scheme, giving council tenants the right, for the first time, to buy their homes at a hefty discount – about which Thatcher had initial reservations, due to her instinctive thrift.
(11) 2) At school the kids wore hippy dresses from thrift stores, and people made their own clothes.
(12) Two Parisian dudes who've just given us a lesson in the art of pool slides and thrift shopping.
(13) As a little girl, she'd visit thrift shops with her mother for outfits and back at home she amassed a suitcase of prom dresses.
(14) I pondered this as I sat in my regrettably pricey train seat on the way to the UK's first Festival of Thrift last weekend, held in Darlington.
(15) The Tory leader hammered away at the need for government to deliver "more for less", for "a government of thrift" and for "big changes for government and the role of the state".
(16) It's between Blurred Lines, Get Lucky, Thrift Shop, Diamonds and Locked Out Of Heaven.
(17) E. ovis, either alone or in combination with one or more of these parasites, caused a severe prolonged anaemia accompanied by the development of ill-thrift.
(18) However, in heavily infected flocks, economically significant disease does occur, mainly apparent as ill-thrift and chronic respiratory disease (maedi) in older ewes and as an indurative mastitis, which can result in delayed weight gain of suckled lambs.
(19) Antibiotic-resistant STIs are a way to remind ourselves of the dignity of the NHS project, its elegant combination of generosity, ambition and meaningful thrift, investing in a population because they’re worth it, whatever they’ve been up to.
(20) They are often reluctant to use taxis when accessible public transport isn't available, ending up home and alone, because of long-learned lessons about thrift.