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?
The insect-like figures of Dalloways, Ambroses, and Vinraces were also derided, both from the extreme smallness of their persons and the doubt which only strong glasses could dispel as to whether they were really live creatures or only lumps on the rigging.
Well, they were honest eyes, he concluded, and in them was neither smallness nor meanness.
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 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.
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.
The smallness of the company made it necessary for the two principal actors to take several parts apiece, and they certainly deserved some credit for the hard work they did in learning three or four different parts, whisking in and out of various costumes, and managing the stage besides.
But it is proved by the smallness of the school, which I have heard you speak of, as under the patronage of your sister and Mrs.
This smallness is further highlighted as they are framed against the hulking set of posts and balconies, metal rails and pull-down stairs.
She is simply inspired by the smallness of particles and our own seemingly inconsequential role in the greater cosmos.
The narrative is punctuated by Joe's vivid dreams of himself as a superhero but it is the repetitive smallness of Joe's life that is the most fascinating side of the story.
For me that's a step too far" Baroness Warsi, former chairman of the Conservative Party, switches from Leave to Remain in the EU referendum campaign "I relish my smallness.
In the court of Cassation, Habib Essid underlined the smallness of offices and the lack of equipment and means, announcing that the studies related to the development of the new premises of this institution will start soon.
They may give birth to babies with microcephaly, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development and abnormal smallness of the head, Canal said.