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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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Upon commission by Arthur, Peredur then sets out to avenge the insult suffered by Gwenhwyvar, as well as those suffered by his dwarfish advocates, and the ridicule he himself has endured at court.
The hunchbacked, the dwarfish and the vulgar bouffant slickers were not only sitting all around me, they were writing the rules which made them look like sack-cloth and ashes ascetics when their millions were hidden away.
believed to be of dwarfish form" (OED 1A); "A diminutive being" (OED 3); "A dwarf, mannikin" (OED 3A), "Applied to a child" (OED 3B).
A dwarfish state whose defenders can never grow to more than a handful .
Poulin uses a dark and rich palette; his characters have a Flemish Renaissance quality and slightly outdated dwarfish features.
Sarkozy as Iznogud, a sinister dwarfish figure in oriental costume.
POU1F1 mutations associated with Snell dwarf (dw) and Jackson dwarf (dw-J) in mice and dwarfish in human (Li et al.
Impossible, a beaked, dwarfish dandy (and philandering pest) with a cartoonish, Dr.
He visited the ruin of the cottage, where Great Uncle Eggle had once lived, and saw a small dwarfish figure clad in green, warming his hands in front of a dying fire.
Rodriguez--the same Rodriguez who signs his name to the most impenetrable essays ever found in scholarly journals on art history and theory; author of the book Champions of the Ideologeme, member of the International Association of Critics and circumstances permitting, photographer of male nudes, to boot; Rodriguez, in sum, a dwarfish polyglot and fruitcake who, when he has a headache, just picks up any volume by Lyotard or Francastel--let out a semiotically pure guffaw and shook like an asthmatic.
the metaphor of finches fluttering urgently in the hearts of men, Fabrizio's inverted counterpart, Padre Attilio Bodini, a Hieronymite monk who paints a coded mural, and Ugo's glancing embodiment of characteristics of Niccolo, Archenti, Fabrizio and Omero (his dwarfish servant) are a few such devices.
Galton noted that giants do not become more gigantic, nor dwarfs more dwarfish, in each successive generation: Variations have a constant tendency to regress to the mean.