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
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
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.
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.
It isn't willing to sacrifice its own smallness
to better explore the larger ideas within the script.
This extends previous results where smallness
of eccentricities and inclinations was assumed, she says.
In my previous column, I quoted rather extensively Filipino author Nick Joaquin's essay "A Heritage of Smallness
." This classic essay provides timeless insights into our perceived inability as a people to reach the heights of excellence that we are capable of.
In this village deep in the central plain the sky is always low, forcing us to look at its blue, the way our ancestors make us look inside ourselves, narrow and empty, so we look out again at the full September-- we're comforted by its insignificance but hurt by its smallness
. Living our life this way, we feel secure.
Northcote Parkinson (Parkinson's Law), urged "smallness
as a solution to the problems of bigness" for his entire career as an economist.
She is simply inspired by the smallness
of particles and our own seemingly inconsequential role in the greater cosmos.