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belittle
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Babbitt
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  • This morning he was darkly prepared to find something wrong, and he felt belittled when the mixture exploded sweet and strong, and the car didn’t even brush the door-jamb, gouged and splintery with many bruisings by fenders, as he backed out of the garage.

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  • The gradualness of the change does not belittle its importance.
  • He needs to learn to disagree without belittling his opponent.

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