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Definition of "small fortune" []

  • A large sum of money (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "small fortune" in a sentence
  • "He was willing to champion her in the cause of justice, and to please his friend Ursula Blanchard, but to well-bred Rob Henderson, who wore velvet caps on his carefully barbered fair head and spent a small fortune on his shirts and doublets, Gladys was a lower form of life."
  • "He was a Cambridge man, an intimate friend of Dr. Jenner's, and possessed a small fortune of his own."
  • "While staying with the Kingsleys at Ilfracombe, he met Mrs. Kingsley's sister, Charlotte Grenfell, the Argemone of Yeast, a lady of somewhat wilful, yet most brilliant spirit, with a small fortune of her own."