Tech giants, who make billions of dollars in major economies but pay only a relatively paltry sum in taxes, are among the biggest targets. “Instead of vegetating on their little misery,” replied the doctor sharply. We considered death welcome in both forms and gave up our job and our starvation wages together. Although they stimulate the country`s economic growth, they receive a pittance. Musicians who could use the platform to earn much more than the misery per stream they get from Spotifys around the world. The low spot price would value their shares and options at a paltry price and crush their expectations of a bargain. In terms of budget, it was a handout: 0.1% of the CDC`s $2.2 billion allocation. These immigrants are often employed illegally (but also legally) for a pittance, working in factories or as fruit pickers. In other words, overtime is a pittance – about $6.50 per week plus $1,000 per week. The word pittance came into English from the old French word pitance, which means “permission of food for a monk or a poor person”, which in turn comes from the Latin word pietas, which means “compassion”.
While alms may have originally meant that you feel sorry for someone with less wealth by giving them money or food, getting a pittance these days means you deserve a miserable paycheck. It is known that these are eaten raw: but after so much effort, so different and so coarse, the misery was meager. Robert is, in a way, very good at giving all the money he can earn to the family and keeping the least misery for himself. What man would lose even the smallest of his joints for such a minor alms? It`s a shame if you have nothing but a mouthful. And indeed, compassion and starvation wages share etymological roots. The Middle English word pittance comes from the Anglo-French pitance, which means “pity” or “piety”. Originally, a misery was a gift or bequest to a religious community or a small charitable donation. Ultimately, the word comes from the Latin pietas, which means “piety” or “compassion.” Our words compassion and piety also come from Pietas. Add alms to one of your lists below or create a new one.
Firefighters know that the amount of burns observed in recent years is paltry compared to what is required. Nglish: Translating alms for Spanish speakers Sue is paid an absolute pittance at the café. A misery is a small payment or remuneration for work – usually an amount that is not enough. The restaurant can pay you a pittance, but you can do well if you get a lot of good tips. Texas legislators work part-time and are paid a paltry sum — $7,200 a year plus $221 a day when the legislature is in session — so most lawmakers must have another job to make ends meet. ProPublica published an article based on a vast pool of never-before-seen IRS information, revealing the misery of taxes paid by the ultra-rich compared to their massive accumulation of wealth. Middle English pitance, from Anglo-French, piety, pity, dole, portion, from Middle Latin Pietantia, from Pietant-, Pietans, present participle of Pietari, to be charitable, from Latin Pietas Pietätät â mehr bei Mitleid theme music by Joshua Stamper â©2006 New Jerusalem Music / ASCAP.