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stature
used in Gulliver's Travels

3 uses
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Definition
a person's height

or:

a high level of respect gained by impressive achievement
  • Some of them, upon hearing me talk so wildly, thought I was mad: others laughed; for indeed it never came into my head, that I was now got among people of my own stature and strength.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (91% in)
  • I applied myself to the king, and assured his majesty, "that I came from a country which abounded with several millions of both sexes, and of my own stature; where the animals, trees, and houses, were all in proportion, and where, by consequence, I might be as able to defend myself, and to find sustenance, as any of his majesty's subjects could do here; which I took for a full answer to those gentlemen's arguments."
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (32% in)
  • Nothing angered and mortified me so much as the queen's dwarf; who being of the lowest stature that was ever in that country (for I verily think he was not full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen's antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness;...
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (37% in)

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