The old prince seemed convinced not only that all the men of the day were mere babies who did not know the A B C of war or of politics, and that Bonaparte was an insignificant
little Frenchy, successful only because there were no longer any Potemkins or Suvorovs left to oppose him; but he was also convinced that there were no political difficulties in Europe and no real war, but only a sort of puppet show at which the men of the day were playing, pretending to do something real.
No doubt it is rather dreadful to feel insignificant
; but I think it's better than to feel as big and awkward as I did -- as if I were sprawled all over Redmond.
The most trivial, paltry, insignificant
part; the merest commonplace; not a tolerable speech in the whole.
On the floor, in the middle of the room, sat, like a Dalai-Lama, the insignificant
"Self" of the person, quite confounded at his own greatness.
it was very early for her to know one of those supreme moments in life when all we have hoped or delighted in, all we can dread or endure, falls away from our regard as insignificant
; is lost, like a trivial memory, in that simple, primitive love which knits us to the beings who have been nearest to us, in their times of helplessness or of anguish.
Yet these low, insignificant coral-islets stand and are victorious: for here another power, as an antagonist, takes part in the contest.
We feel surprise when travellers tell us of the vast dimensions of the Pyramids and other great ruins, but how utterly insignificant are the greatest of these, when compared to these mountains of stone accumulated by the agency of various minute and tender animals!
They were two perfectly insignificant and incapable individuals, whose existence is only rendered possible through the high organization of civilized crowds.
And stretching away in all directions, surrounding the insignificant cleared spot of the trading post, immense forests, hiding fateful complications of fantastic life, lay in the eloquent silence of mute greatness.
The rather insignificant
and unattractive Brantain was enormously rich; and she liked and required the entourage which wealth could give her.
He can almost be called a new prince, because he has risen, by fame and glory, from being an insignificant
king to be the foremost king in Christendom; and if you will consider his deeds you will find them all great and some of them extraordinary.
They were insignificant
; still, in a district where laurels were infrequent, they might shine.
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.
The loss of an almost insignificant
weight suffices to produce a very noticeable displacement.
He was bigger than I expected: I do not know why I had imagined him slender and of insignificant
appearance; in point of fact he was broad and heavy, with large hands and feet, and he wore his evening clothes clumsily.