littleness :

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  • n  the property of having a relatively small size
  • n  the property of having relatively little strength or vigor
  • n  lack of generosity in trifling matters

  • The city overwhelms with its bigness but spawns littleness too.
  • For most citizens, that thought is likely to be more alarming than otherwise, but for Richard Buckminster Fuller it is profoundly reassuring: it suggests "the littleness of our .
  • But Moira does have what one starry-eyed London critic called "deerlike littleness and midsummer coloring.

  • Ernie Kent in Salem Statesman Journal
    When you're (Porter's) size, you need to be in attack mode to offset your littleness,Kent said. "You've got to use your quickness to get people on their heels and back them up. And then the transformation comes to knowing when to do that...
  • Marilynne Robinson in TIME
    There must have been a hundred little towns like it,writes Robinson, "set up in the heat of an old urgency that is all forgotten now, and their littleness and their shabbiness, which was the measure of the courage and passion that went...

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