Definitions

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  • proper noun A popular fairy tale about a thumb-sized girl.
  • proper noun The main character in this story.

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Examples

  • Handler Michael Goessling, son of miniature horse farmers Kay and Paul Goessling, says Thumbelina is the ideal child advocate.

    World’s Smallest Horse | Impact Lab

  • For instance, only because I had a baby did I have cause to re-experience the story of Thumbelina, which affected me so dramatically — once Thumbelina is kidnapped by the Toad’s Mother you never hear about Thumbelina’s mother ever again — that I wrote a series of four sonnets in the voice of Thumbelina’s mother (two of which are included in the Fall 2008 issue of 32 Poems journal).

    babies, parents, and poetry : Jeffrey McDaniel : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • 'You shall not be called Thumbelina!' said the spirit of the flower to her; 'that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • ` You shall not be called Thumbelina! 'said the spirit of the flower to her; ` that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • Santa tells the kids they've got to believe in their dreams and never give up, which prompts him to launch into the story of Thumbelina, which is clearly a whole other movie - a featurette filmed at the now-defunct

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  • 'You shall not be called Thumbelina!' said the spirit of the flower to her; 'that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    PC Podcast with Pete Cogle

  • 'You shall not be called Thumbelina!' said the spirit of the flower to her; 'that is an ugly name, and you are much too pretty for that.

    PC Podcast with Pete Cogle

  • If you are a small girl in a low-income suburb of Richmond, Virginia, as Sissy was, and the other kids jeer at your hands, and your own brothers call you by your neighborhood nickname - "Thumbelina" - and your own daddy sometimes makes jokes about your being -all thumbs, " then you toughen up or shatter.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • It was installed in 1913 as a tribute to the Danish author who created this and other fairy-tale characters, including "Thumbelina" and "The Ugly Duckling."

    In a Mermaid Statue, Danes Find

  • I have to agree Troll was awful, I couldnt get past the first ten minutes, and I've never seen "Thumbelina", and I don't think I'm gonna.

    Morris Sullivan, RIP

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