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dwarf

verb control, dominate, minimize, rise above, stunt, tower over
Associated concepts: federal government's laws dwarfing state laws, supremacy clause
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Acknowledgments Parts of this paper (The double never vanishes; Face of kindness, face of horror; Pale, dwarfish, troglodyte; The horror of my other self; A house of horrors background; Old and new Janus; The Jekyll and Hyde motif in literature, music and film) have been financially supported within the project entitled Doctorate: an Attractive Research Career, contract number POSDRU/107/1.
Nor have I praised that pallid, callous gravel street, those two rows of dilapidated old-style houses that have neither beginning nor end, the mossy air full of mosquitoes, and the dwarfish, sordid-looking figures of my neighbors appearing and disappearing in the dark windows.
When he emerges on the other side and is immediately rescued from the jaws of a ravenous beast by two dwarfish men, Elliott begins an incredible adventure that will not end until he has to make a terrible decision that may have tragic consequences for both his home world and his mother's life.
The subterranean vaults of Gringott's Bank are cavernous and ominously gloomy, providing a stark contrast to the luxurious banking chamber, in which marble Ionic colonnades hold up a gilded interior in which two lines of dwarfish gnomes beaver away assiduously counting money and administering accounts.
Meantime, I'm sure the "goal" has nothing to do with guaranteeing a small minority of 6-foot-tall, milky-white rich guys of pure Spanish blood can continue lording it over a huge nation of dwarfish mestizo peasants kept purposely ill-educated, ill-armed, and seriously short of animal protein.
These areas support a rather dwarfish growth of a few species of trees, chiefly oaks, the commonest being .
Now hear our English king, For thus his royalty doth speak in me: He is prepared, and reason too he should: This harness masque and unadvised revel, This unheard sauciness and boyish troops, The king doth smile at, and is well prepared To whip this dwarfish war, these pigmy arms, From out the circle of his territories .
Delusia was there, as beautiful as Flam had said, with her dwarfish husband Napoo, uglier than I had suspected.
31-32); and the title he sought so obsessively as a sign of his greatness now will hang "loose about him, like a giant's robe/Upon a dwarfish thief" (5.
In my senior year, one of them invited me to join, and like a schmuck, rather than exhibiting pride in who I was, I joined and allowed myself to be paddled by dwarfish underclassmen.
Heavenly or earthly maidens adorning themselves in many ways, pulling out thorns, playing with balls, with dwarfish or deformed, companions in attendance--these are stock-in-trade shringara motifs in sculpture and literature.