"the junior faculty"
"a lowly corporal"
"a subordinate functionary"
"a fiddling sum of money"
"a footling gesture"
"our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"
"a little (or small) matter"
"a dispute over niggling details"
"limited to petty enterprises"
"giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
"petty little comments"
"disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
Mithridates was once more a petty Asiatic prince existing upon sufferance.
出自： J. A. Froude
It isn't a gang which would usually get further than an occasional petty theft.
出自： G. Greene
Details of history in this period are details of petty events, leaving no permanent effects.
出自： G. L. Harding