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Fighter pilots are often of short stature.
  a person’s height

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a high level of respect gained by impressive achievement
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  • Fighter pilots are often of short stature.
  • She is a woman with great stature in Washington.
  • It might indeed be possible to cover my face; but of what use was that, when I was unable to conceal the alteration in my stature?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Days ago she’d been nothing more to us than the obscure ymbryne of a little-known loop, but since then she’d achieved mythic stature: she was, as far as we knew, the last free and whole-bodied ymbryne, a living symbol of hope, something we’d all been starving for.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • But they had similar hair, similar stature, the identical button nose, and the same mellow-with-a-touch-of-hyper way of looking at the world.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • When I was eighteen I spent a summer doing field work in the company of another mammalogist, seventy years of age, who was replete with degrees and whose towering stature in the world of science had been earned largely by an exhaustive study of uterine scars in shrews.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • A woman with a quiet grace and stature.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • As soon as he spread it on the table, a flickering hologram appeared above the surface: Leo Valdez, looking impish as usual with his dark wispy hair, his mischievous grin, and his diminutive stature.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • They are not fitting for a woman of your stature, and Esperanza looks like a waif.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • With three men twice my age and stature, I went up to receive my punishment.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • He made a vague motion with his hands, which I think was supposed to indicate Martin’s plump stature.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Despite the now rather threatful forward-thrusting nature of his stance and the fact that he outmanned me in bulk and stature, I had the powerful urge to punch him in the jaw.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • However, neither my stature nor my family background had fitted me for the life of highwayman or seafarer, which were the most adventurous occupations I could envision at the time.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He made a pleading case for release on recognizance based on Jenks’s stature in the community.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Her body seems larger in stature, more imposing than mine.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Both are small in stature with ashen skin and black hair.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • She’s the twelve-year-old, the one who reminded me so of Prim in stature.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • There were people of every stature, but among them, the poor were the most easily recognized.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Her diminutive stature was her secret sorrow, but she had learned to find compensations.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Only a select few in the city had that kind of stature, and his earnings reflected that.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • He was small in stature, with a furrowed visage, which as yet could hardly be termed aged.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His mother had been delicate, both in stature and nature, a wispy, slim-waisted woman with a puff of hair always spilling from under her scarf.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The ring had given him power according to his stature.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • He was a man of small stature, with hair blanched rather by suffering and sorrow than by age.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She stood tall, with a nobleness to her stature that I had seen often when we walked on the llano.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man’s stature.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • We would be honored to have one of your stature as a member.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • All the signs pointed, he said, to a group with the potential for "heroic stature."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov’s short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The kid acted as serious as a coroner, which seemed comical given his age and stature.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • In the Court you would be looked down on for having such short stature.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • They were all three of the loftiest stature of women.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We all jumped out of our seats, but Father, because of his imposing stature, had to kind of crouch over inside the plane instead of standing up straight.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He seemed so huge behind the microphones, his voice giving his body the stature of a giant.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The mountains are dead stone, the people Admire or hate their stature, their insolent quietness, The mountains are not softened or troubled And a few dead men’s thoughts have the same temper.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The head of my new block was a German Jew, small of stature, with piercing eyes.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • DE GUICHE: He is ever to be met now in company with one of the cadets, …one New— villen—viller— ROXANE: Of high stature?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Oliver Twist’s ninth birthday found him a pale thin child, somewhat diminutive in stature, and decidedly small in circumference.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Of lofty stature.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Supposing him wrapped up as those two passengers were, is there anything in his bulk and stature to render it unlikely that he was one of them?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Now I perceive that she hath made compare Between our statures; she hath urg’d her height; And with her personage, her tall personage, Her height, forsooth, she hath prevail’d with him.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • His voice at once announced that he was a Southerner, and from his fine stature, I thought he must be one of those tall mountaineers from the Alleghanian Ridge in Virginia.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Yes, Jim," she said, wishing to believe that he was, perhaps, a man of stature in the mysterious realm of Washington.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Close behind the body stood Nasuada-grave, sable-cloaked, and strong in stature, though tears adorned her countenance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature, that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He was called Little Chandler because, though he was but slightly under the average stature, he gave one the idea of being a little man.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Then Athena, standing by, filled out his limbs again, gave girth and stature to the old field captain fresh from the bathing place.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He was handicapped by his short stature.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Mine host, who stood behind the bar, like most of his country men, was great of stature, good-natured and loose-jointed, with an enormous shock of hair on his head, and a great tall hat on the top of that.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
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