littleness


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Now, his mother prays that her son might grant her some portion of his littleness (LT 85-88).
One of these is the "law of disguise," according to which God manifests himself not only in glory and greatness, but still more fully in hiddenness and littleness.
Focusing on Dickens's theatrical aesthetics and the physical oddities of his characters such as Quilp, Nell, Little Dorrit, and Jenny Wren, Craton posits that Dickens portrayed his characters' grotesqueness and littleness in highly visual, spectacular, and sentimental terms in order to perform his social criticism through the visual if not freakish impact of his novels.
Utopia" is billed by its producers as a piece that "deals with solidarity, commitment, exile, the fleetingness of life, the littleness of humankind in a cosmos that is indifferent to his miseries .
And after reading the lives of some great saints or their writings, I've felt something of their greatness and my own littleness.
In addition, in his short address to the Restaurant Frascati diners that evening, Sir William concluded that 'although man's intrinsic littleness was increasingly borne in upon him by modern cosmogonic speculation, certain reassuring factors persistently emerged which went to show that, if relatively insignificant in the midst of immensities, this world of ours was undeniably unique in many of its manifestations.
Beneath that vast breadth and height, as she had fancied them, the personal man might feel his littleness, and the soul triumph in its immensity.
In the verb /Ndakakapinza/, 'I penetrated *'it'/her' the second /-ka-/ is a Class 12 object marker which defines littleness and a sense of powerlessness.
When they asked why, Jesus revealed it was "because of the littleness of your faith" (Matthew 17:19-20).
Ultimately, of course, hobbits are not given an origin because they stand in for the reader of the text--in both our littleness and in our modernity, in contrast to the great actors of storied realms.
Gilbert Noon feels the "glamorous vast multiplicity" of Europe opposing the littleness of England: "His tight and exclusive nationality seemed to break down in his heart" (MN 107).
For that too is the wrestling of men with the might of their Creator, in a great isolation from the world, without the amenities and consolations of life, a lonely struggle under a sense of over-matched littleness, for no reward that could be adequate, but for the mere winning of a longitude.