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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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When in his deathly thirst and burning pain At Zutphen by the Spanish ball o'erthrown, Young Sydney gives the proffered cup again To one whose need is greater than his own; When from the tent where crouching mortals fight Their desperate cause with death: and all about Rages the horror of the undawning night, A very gallant gentleman goes out: I laugh to scorn philosophers that jibe, Poets and satirists with venomed pen, Cynics and priests and all the embittered tribe That curse through dwarfish lips the sons of men.
Even if some professors continue to be public intellectuals (however dwarfish they may seem in contrast to such past giants as, say, Freud, Nietzsche, and Marx).
Yep folks, those were the kind of jokes they were making about us not too long ago.While Anne Robinson scratched our national psyche and commentators like AA Gill referred to us as a race of dwarfish troglodytes, the pair of 'em always mischievously aware that our more rabid nationalists, all utterly devoid of any sense of humour, would rise to the bait.
(17) This horrid, dwarfish Jack-in-the-box has been explained as evidence of a psychological mutilation complex, or as the memory of a childhood fright.
The keys are modestly sized but still usable and, despite the dwarfish size of the unit, it's actually got a big, beefy screen with ample space for WAP web exploration.
Janek was a blond, dwarfish species of human in whom the muscles and tendons of a large man had shrunk and tightened without losing any of their strength.
Thus Oskar, in [The Tin Drum, repeats many of Grass's own experiences in the immediate postwar world - attending school in Dusseldorf, apprenticing as a stonemason, working at the Art Academy (albeit as a model, not a student), playing drums in a jazz trio (Grass played the washboard) - but Oskar's dwarfish perspective utterly defamiliarizes the material.
Once large numbers of galaxies around z = 1 were finally identified and imaged, the faint blue objects turned out to be an unexpected population of low-mass, dwarfish galaxies in a state of rampant star formation.
He's so mean, he'd force the most beautiful young woman in his domain to marry his dwarfish son, except that the boy prefers someone with more meat on her bones.
Pope seems to have retained some hope that in his writing, he could create an absent presence -- that of himself as a physically normal man -- and could thereby reshape the reality of his dwarfish physique into the image of what Wall calls the "logically possible lover."
Violated bodies are scattered like casualties throughout McCarthy's oeuvre: dwarfish, armless mascots and eviscerated robots lie stretched out as if victims at a crime scene.
In a radio broadcast, Istvan Csurka, a prominent writer and a member of the Forum executive, urged Hungarians to "wake up." He warned them that a "dwarfish minority" was robbing Hungarians of their national culture and symbols and called Jews "rootless cosmopolitans." Other well-known Democratic Forum members have engaged in similar tactics.