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Lit·tle

(lit'ĕl),
William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894. See: Little disease.
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Ultimately, of course, hobbits are not given an origin because they stand in for the reader of the text--in both our littleness and in our modernity, in contrast to the great actors of storied realms.
go, demand Of mighty Nature, if 'twas ever meant That we should pry far off yet be unraised; That we should pore, and dwindle as we pore, Viewing all objects unremittingly In disconnexion dead and spiritless; And still dividing, and dividing still, Break down all grandeur, still unsatisfied With the perverse attempt, while littleness May yet become more little; waging thus An impious warfare with the very life Of our own souls
Take 12 fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancour and hate; cleanse them completely of spite and pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness.
He liked you better when you were little," Mom said looking through the glass door at Dad like we didn't all prefer littleness to big and awkward.
Enamel dries to a smooth, glossy surface, and gives tonal rather than chromatic effects (not "color and luminosity," as the exhibition catalogue suggests), a characteristic that Shaw exploits to evoke the dull aqueous English light of late-winter afternoons, low gray clouds and dark puddles, wet concrete and damp tree bark, for example with Scenes from the Passion: The Library and the Back of the Triple Triangle Club, 2000, a view of a desolate concrete civic setting after rain, a study in dankness and the long littleness of life.
In their essay "Mystery and Humility in John Wesley's Narrative Ecology," Marc Otto and Michael Lodahl convincingly demonstrate that Wesley's overall goal in his Survey was more evocative than it was provocative; Wesley tried to invite readers to worship God, as they consider the littleness of human knowledge and the unfathomable excess of divine wisdom and providential care as seen in nature.
Pity" is no longer a good translation because in modern usage the word may mean "to be pitied for its littleness or meanness .
considers littleness in the novels of Charles Dickens, fatness and nurturance in 19th-century fiction, female masculinity in sensational fiction 1860-90, and the mutable body and the looking glass.
11) In the foreword to Love, referring to a childhood acquaintance whose own father raped her, Morrison writes of a lesson girls learned back then: "Before we even knew who we were," she laments, "someone we trusted our lives to could, might, would make use of our littleness, our ignorance, our need, and sully us to the bone, disturbing the balance of our lives" (x).
Varied page design further enhances Blabey's quirky illustrative style which is on display in this book, and outrageous perspectives highlight Sunday's feelings of loneliness and littleness.
Dreams and Facts" concludes with these stirring words: "No man is liberated from fear who dare not see his place in the world as it is; no man can achieve the greatness of which he is capable until he has allowed himself to see his own littleness.
40) Perhaps Lloyd George summed up Wilson's qualities best, when he remembered Wilson as having embodied an "extraordinary mixture of real greatness thwarted by much littleness.