Lilliputians


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Lilliputians

race of pygmies living in fictitious kingdom of Lilliput. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
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According to him, the PDP in the state is reputed for making infantile and highly jejune statements, assuring that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode would not be distracted by those he called political Lilliputians whose current retrogression had compelled them to operate as dysfunctional silos.
In the first book he satirises the little people or Lilliputians for their petty small mindedness but in his second book, to which your writer refers - the Brobdignagians giants are wonderful, generous warm-hearted people, and I quite like the thought of living in a country like that.
From the beginning of his encounters with the Lilliputians, Gulliver is focused on language.
Grandma, followed by her trusted Lilliputians, was forced to miss a planned stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, a shame for the crowds who were eagerly awaiting another story from her "safe of memories".
The Lilliputians of environmental regulation; the perspective of state regulators.
Leprechauns rather than Lilliputians greet Albert Sharpe at the bottom of a wishing well.
This is a rich and satisfying read which investigates the shifting nature of truths as the Lilliputians revolt against tyranny and fight for their rights.
According to our politicians' obsession with the past, according to how many of us Lilliputians will be under the gigantic monuments; according to how often we are to plead the damn destiny; according to the fog that is constantly being put before our eyes or according to the empty words.
Or maybe I'll do a version of Gulliver's Travels, where the Lilliputians reject Gulliver's help because he's a Western Imperialist.
Lining up against them must be like what Lilliputians experienced when confronted with Gulliver.
Gulliver awakens tied to the ground by men no taller than toy soldiers in a grotesque parody of the book's most iconic scene, one that presents the pot-bellied Black looking like a beached whale amid the tiny Lilliputians.
Long before Jack Black's comedy showcase hit the big screen, that Orange mobile phone advert - with a kingsized Black telling the Lilliputians that he wasn't their puppet - had started to annoy.