Similarly, the narrative describes cousin Sweet Fern, a "good little boy, who was always making particular inquiries about the precise height of giants and the littleness
of fairies" (59), as "good" precisely because he finds pleasure in quantifying Eustace's wild fancies.
Yiddish, a littleness
, a tiny light--oh little holy light
But to acquire more learning we must already invest energy, which is especially difficult because the profit of this investment promises to be only the discovery of our own littleness
, our insignificance.
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
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 .
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).
The movement of the passage from its ironized dismissal of the "little Jewess and her brother," in what we assume is Gwendolyn's voice, to its trumpet-tongued declaration that, currently, a "political and social leaven" was "making a difference in the history of the world," finally assigns littleness
to Gwendolyn and not to Mirah.
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