smallness


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the property of being a relatively small amount

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the property of having relatively little strength or vigor

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The true question to be decided then is, whether the smallness of the number, as a temporary regulation, be dangerous to the public liberty?
Has any one ever pinched into its pilulous smallness the cobweb of pre-matrimonial acquaintanceship?
I attribute this to the fact of the smallness of the beach, the enormous depth of surrounding water and the great distance at which Caprona lies from her nearest neighbor.
A personality of smallness and egotism and petty underhandedness seemed to emanate from the letters themselves.
It was an emotion that so deeply stirred him, rather than a coherent thought, and he was aware in some vague way of his own unworthiness and smallness in the presence of this other man who possessed the simplicity of a child and the gentleness of a woman.
As in his cubhood he had been made to feel his smallness and puniness on the day he first came in from the Wild to the village of Grey Beaver, so now, in his full- grown stature and pride of strength, he was made to feel small and puny.
Carlson afterward reported several blisters and much grievous loss of skin due to the smallness of the shoes, but he succeeded in doing gallant work with them.
It is that the chief proof of man's real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness.
All about him he knew were these trees; he sensed the loom of them everywhere; and he experienced a strange feeling of microscopic smallness in the midst of great bulks leaning toward him to crush him.
But looking up at the slope and remembering my visions, I laughed at the smallness of the field I had supposed would hold all heaven.
But is this equally true of the greatness and smallness of the fingers?
cap, and I admired the great loose waves of her auburn hair, and the smallness and whiteness of the hand she held out to claim her tea.
It seemed to me that I was realizing for the first time what a delicate, fragile creature a woman is; and as I caught her arm to help her down the companion stairs, I was startled by its smallness and softness.
Verily, like penitential preachers and fools did I cry wrath and shame on all their greatness and smallness.
She was a flower of Anglo-Saxon stock, a rarity in the exceptional smallness and fineness of hand and foot and bone and grace of flesh and carriage--some throw-back across the face of time to the foraying Norman-French that had intermingled with the sturdy Saxon breed.