1. pittance (原指出家人的口粮，一般由别人出于pity而捐赠)。
- pittance: see pity
- pittance (n.)
- c. 1200, "pious donation to a religious house or order to provide extra food; the extra food provided," also "a small portion, scanty rations," from Old French pitance "pity, mercy, compassion; refreshment, nourishment; portion of food allowed a monk or poor person by a pious bequest," apparently literally "pity," from pitié (see pity). Meaning "small amount, portion" first recorded 1560s.
- 1. to pay sb a pittance
- 2. Her secretaries work tirelessly for a pittance.
- 3. The widow must live on her slender pittance.
- 4. Neither set of lenders was paid more than a pittance.
- 5. You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.
- 你卖了你的子民, 也不赚利.所得的价值,并不加添你的资财.
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