The captain was convinced, however, that the stream was too insignificant
to drain so wide a valley and the adjacent mountains: he encamped, therefore, at an early hour, on its borders, that he might take the whole of the next day to reach the main river; which he presumed to flow between him and the distant range of western hills.
The tall masts holding aloft the white canvas, spread out like a snare for catching the invisible power of the air, emerge gradually from the water, sail after sail, yard after yard, growing big, till, under the towering structure of her machinery, you perceive the insignificant
, tiny speck of her hull.
Only those very insignificant
ones of Victuals and Drink.
If a part is insignificant
, the greater our credit in making anything of it.
If anything it is perhaps a little sympathy that the writer expects for his buried youth, as he lives it over again at the end of his insignificant
course on this earth.
Then their brother, who was a little insignificant
dwarf, went out to seek for his brothers: but when he had found them they only laughed at him, to think that he, who was so young and simple, should try to travel through the world, when they, who were so much wiser, had been unable to get on.
The dairy-house, so humble, so insignificant
, so purely to him a place of constrained sojourn that he had never hitherto deemed it of sufficient importance to be reconnoitred as an object of any quality whatever in the landscape; what was it now?
In the treacherous sunlight we see Venice decayed, forlorn, poverty-stricken, and commerceless--forgotten and utterly insignificant
The loss of an almost insignificant
weight suffices to produce a very noticeable displacement.
The most insignificant
of Strickland's works suggests a personality which is strange, tormented, and complex; and it is this surely which prevents even those who do not like his pictures from being indifferent to them; it is this which has excited so curious an interest in his life and character.
At the appointed hour the prince, powdered and shaven, entered the dining room where his daughter-in-law, Princess Mary, and Mademoiselle Bourienne were already awaiting him together with his architect, who by a strange caprice of his employer's was admitted to table though the position of that insignificant
individual was such as could certainly not have caused him to expect that honor.
The Rubicon, we know, was a very insignificant
stream to look at; its significance lay entirely in certain invisible conditions.
I can't describe how I felt when I was standing there, waiting my turn to be registered -- as insignificant
as the teeniest drop in a most enormous bucket.
As for himself, he would in this case be but an insignificant
instrument chosen by God.
He went away in a white, insignificant
coffin, his small waxen hand clutching a flower that the girl, Maggie, had stolen from an Italian.