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The Fountainhead
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  • Her diminutive stature was her secret sorrow, but she had learned to find compensations.
  • His mother adored him from the moment the doctor pronounced him unfit to survive; it made her grow in spiritual stature—to know the extent of her own magnanimity in her love for so uninspiring an object; the bluer and uglier baby Ellsworth looked, the more passionate grew her love for him.
  • He thought: It’s the heart of this building, beating—what time is it?—do I really hear it or is it my own heart?—once, a doctor put the ends of his stethoscope into my ears and let me hear my own heartbeats—it sounded just like this—he said I was a healthy animal and good for many years—for many…years… "I have foisted upon my readers a contemptible blackguard whose spiritual stature is my only excuse.

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  • Fighter pilots are often of short stature.
  • She is a woman with great stature in Washington.

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