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infinitesimal

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Definition very tiny; or immeasurably small
  • So much, and himself, infinitesimal, at the core a nothingness, and yet not nothing.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • She had been an infinitesimal atom of inert something that had quickened to life under the blazing magic of the sun.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The universe, he once thought, may well be made up of infinitesimal pieces of string, in thirty-two different colors.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Their little sounds, as they approached his father, vanished upon it like the infinitesimal whisperings of snow, falling on open water.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Nevertheless, after the most infinitesimal of pauses, she shook her head.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Then a blade of thought, honed to an infinitesimal point, pierced Eragon's consciousness and sheathed itself in the marrow of his being.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • When Max finally managed a nod—a mere infinitesimal dip of his head—the Agent's blue eyes blazed.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The odds of seeing it were infinitesimal, but she stayed out anyway, growing chilled as the evening deepened.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • His weight shifted infinitesimally, and I could see that he was preparing to fight.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Rather, it shattered into infinitesimal pieces.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • I see the girls moving so very slowly, their hair ribbons defying gravity as they turn their heads by infinitesimal degrees.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • His eyebrows moved an infinitesimal bit, then his lips.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • She shakes her head, an infinitesimal gesture.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • An infinitesimal change.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • If smallness was fortune, then I had come across a treasure, infinitesimal and beyond value.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • His shrinking was so infinitesimal, so slow and so sly, that no one other than himself had noticed it.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • So there simply are no odds whatsoever that two could have come through it, none, not even an infinitesimal chance.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • His head shook infinitesimally.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • By infinitesimal degrees the dark cloud-line merged upward into the golden-red haze of the afterglow of sunset.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • You miss an infinitesimal line and you can build it into a pyramid of evidence!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment

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