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Definition a person's height


a high level of respect gained by impressive achievement
  • Fighter pilots are often of short stature.
stature = height
  • She is a woman with great stature in Washington.
  • Trying to explain McCandless's unorthodox behavior, some people have made much of the fact that like John Waterman, he was small in stature and may have suffered from a "short man's complex," a fundamental insecurity that drove him to prove his manhood by means of extreme physical challenges.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • stature = height
  • 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
  • stature = height
  •   The mountains are dead stone, the people
      Admire or hate their stature, their insolent quietness,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • stature = height
  • 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
  • They were a people dark and beautiful, small of stature, no taller than children even when grown to manhood.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Day by day, he saw her stature grow among the emissaries, functionaries, nobles, and commoners with whom she dealt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • As contrasted with earlier, wartime morale-boosting "quickies," this film would have the scope and stature of an epic.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • We would be honored to have one of your stature as a member.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • "Smoke?" he asked, his voice a deep baritone that was at odds with his slight stature.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Erik was about the same height as myself and I thought that he would not have placed the spring higher than suited his stature.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And her stature, since she was pushing six feet.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • To compensate for his stature, Spurlock had the habit of just taking off toward the sideline the minute he received the ball.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He seemed so huge behind the microphones, his voice giving his body the stature of a giant.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • He was small in stature, as are most Iranian men; nevertheless-or perhaps because of that-he carried himself with an insolent swagger.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • In these days, smiths were vital to a kingdom, and Culann's stature rivaled even that of the king.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • 7:7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.
    The Bible  --  Song of Solomon
  • The height of the mound only accentuated his stature as the Regiomontanos stared up at his incoming pitches.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • But he is growing, and some things that were childish at the first are now of man's stature.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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