In this situation of seeming failure I began to think that farming of all occupations rewarded its devotees most stingily.
His very sleep was stingily meted out to him: "Too much sleep stupefies a fellow!"
"The king lived there alone and stingily," says the historian Michelet.
I cannot believe that this beautiful poet soul was so stingily endowed by Nature, and had but one spring-time.
Then, what charges they make for the abominable lunches they serve out so stingily!
"niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted," 1650s, possibly a dialectal alteration of earlier stingy "biting, sharp, stinging" (1610s), from sting (v.). Back-formation stinge "a stingy person" is recorded from 1914.