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- n. The state or quality of being diminutive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being diminutive; smallness; littleness; minuteness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Smallness; littleness; want of bulk, dignity, importance, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being very small in size
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Considering my diminutiveness, the size of the pail in my lap, and my drinking out of it my breath held and my face buried to the ears in foam, it was rather difficult to estimate how much I drank.
It presented its side and gable to the public road; hence its apparent diminutiveness.
As for fstop, the fact that he dismisses Friedman out of hand is evidence enough of his mental diminutiveness to warrant ignoring his every post.
To particularise: an under-sized dog will, ten to one, break off from the chase71 faint and flagging in the performance of his duty owing to mere diminutiveness.
Or, “will probably retire from the chase and throw up the business through mere diminutiveness.”
Aristotle and of Horace, precede the introduction of another person into our story; but the portrait and the biography of this personage, this late arrival, shall not be long, taking into consideration his own diminutiveness.
Imagine a vast room, deliberately created as an interactive art work in order to convey the feeling of diminutiveness relative to a universe.
Thus man, the giant who now held her in captivity, would shrink to the diminutiveness of a fairy; and she would experience, that his utmost force was unable to enchain her soul, or compel her to fear him, while he was destitute of virtue.
The sheer diminutiveness of its area, or some other factor, has left Padar impoverished of large vertebrates.
Sprightly, sudden in many shifts, not disposed to be over-trustful — yet for its diminutiveness, gay colours, habits and inconsequence it is likeable if not lovable, a gem to be thankful for and to admire.