tittle

Part of speech: noun

The minutest quantity; iota.

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Usage examples "tittle":

  1. In the Premier's speech, in introducing the Budget, he was able to pay a well- merited compliment on the wise and judicious economy shown in the management of her Majesty's income, so that it was equal to meet the heavy calls made upon it by the visits of foreign sovereigns, who were entertained in a manner becoming the dignity of the sovereign, " without adding one tittle to the burdens of the country. - "Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II", Sarah Tytler.
  2. Had George stopped and considered, perhaps he would not have done as he did, perhaps he would not have called this duty a trifle, and would not have left the counting room till he had performed every tittle of his father's command. - "Conscience", Eliza Lee Follen.
  3. She dragged out her interview with the music- master, put questions wide of the point, insisted on lingering till he had arranged another hour for the postponed rehearsal; and, as she walked, as she talked, as she listened to Monsieur Boehmer's ridiculous English, she strove in vain to recall jot or tittle of Oliver's relations to foreign powers. - "The Getting of Wisdom", Henry Handel Richardson.