A Christmas Carol

What does miserly mean? Give three examples of how Scrooge is miserly.

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A miser would be someone who hoards their money and refuses to spend it even on necessities. The word applies to Scrooge, in that he hoards the coal in the office needed to work because he doesn't want to spend more, refuses charity for the poor and destitute, and begrudges Cratchit wages for the holiday. Scrooge even conserved the wood he needed to keep a fire going in his own home. He had to sit very close to it, in order to receive any warmth.


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