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diminutive
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  • "There again!" said Mr. Gridley with no diminution of his rage.
  • She was a pretty, very diminutive, plump woman of from forty to fifty, with handsome eyes, though they had a curious habit of seeming to look a long way off.
  • "Diminutive," whispered Miss Flite, making a variety of motions about her own forehead to express intellect in Charley.
  • Don’t mention it to our diminutive friend when she comes in.
  • Diminutive.
  • His little dancing-shoes were particularly diminutive, and he had a little innocent, feminine manner which not only appealed to me in an amiable way, but made this singular effect upon me, that I received the impression that he was like his mother and that his mother had not been much considered or well used.
  • "Why, who can she be?" said I. "My love," Miss Flite suggested, advancing her lips to my ear with her most mysterious look, "in MY opinion—don’t mention this to our diminutive friend—she’s the Lord Chancellor’s wife.

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  • She is a diminutive fighter pilot.
  • diminutive in stature

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