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diminutive
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The Awakening
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  • Mademoiselle Reisz, being exceedingly diminutive, was elevated upon cushions, as small children are sometimes hoisted at table upon bulky volumes.
  • She had possession of the rocker, and she was busily engaged in sewing upon a diminutive pair of night-drawers.
  • Edna had prevailed upon Madame Ratignolle to leave the children behind, though she could not induce her to relinquish a diminutive roll of needlework, which Adele begged to be allowed to slip into the depths of her pocket.
  • A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.

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

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