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Now she sees her littleness as a necessary condition for God to be able to shine through her to teach the world what she is meant to teach.
Take 12 fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancour and hate; cleanse them completely of spite and pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness.
"He liked you better when you were little," Mom said looking through the glass door at Dad like we didn't all prefer littleness to big and awkward.
(The Humbrol factory in Hull was recently closed and has now fallen into vandalism and ruin, it might be added.) Enamel dries to a smooth, glossy surface, and gives tonal rather than chromatic effects (not "color and luminosity," as the exhibition catalogue suggests), a characteristic that Shaw exploits to evoke the dull aqueous English light of late-winter afternoons, low gray clouds and dark puddles, wet concrete and damp tree bark, for example with Scenes from the Passion: The Library and the Back of the Triple Triangle Club, 2000, a view of a desolate concrete civic setting after rain, a study in dankness and the long littleness of life.
Despite her own unease, even protestations, in the face of the role Clennam attempts to allocate her, Little Dorrit has regularly been misread for her eponymous "littleness." To reconsider their relationship through the lens of Clennam's midlife anxiety rather than through her struggle to conceal that she "harbors feelings for Clennam that are far from daughterly" (53), as Heath pointedly puts it, helps us counter such misreadings.
Gripping a whisky bottle for dear life she was a joy to watch shredding the limbs from a doll and bitterly bemoaning the 'littleness' that had invaded her life, as she belted out the song Little Girls.
In their essay "Mystery and Humility in John Wesley's Narrative Ecology," Marc Otto and Michael Lodahl convincingly demonstrate that Wesley's overall goal in his Survey was more evocative than it was provocative; Wesley tried to invite readers to worship God, as they consider the littleness of human knowledge and the unfathomable excess of divine wisdom and providential care as seen in nature.
At the age of 80, and only two years before his death, Beckford confessed to being obsessed with the 1842 sale: 'Waking or dreaming, Strawberry Hill occupies all my thoughts.' (6) This obsession is somewhat surprising, given that Beckford had most forcefully described the house in the 1830s as 'a miserable child's box--a species of gothic mousetrap--a reflection of Walpole's littleness' and the collections as 'nic-nackery ...
[17] The inherent "littleness" of this margin of freedom becomes evident in cycle eleven, when a new contestant reveals to the other women that she is, in fact, a pre-op transgender.
Not one touch of baseness or littleness; calm strong manhood in perfect repose.
"Pity" is no longer a good translation because in modern usage the word may mean "to be pitied for its littleness or meanness ...
To explore the Victorian fascination with physical differences in people, Craton (English, Lander U.) considers littleness in the novels of Charles Dickens, fatness and nurturance in 19th-century fiction, female masculinity in sensational fiction 1860-90, and the mutable body and the looking glass.
A Recipe for a happy New Year TAKE twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancour and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past - have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of time.
Hence, "[it] is [from] reason, principle, conscience, the inhabitant of the breast, the man within, the great judge and arbiter of our conduct" that we "learn the real littleness of ourselves, and of whatever relates to ourselves, and the natural misrepresentations of self-love can be corrected only by the eye of this impartial spectator" (Smith 194).
Varied page design further enhances Blabey's quirky illustrative style which is on display in this book, and outrageous perspectives highlight Sunday's feelings of loneliness and littleness. An exploration of the way children feel about being apparently powerless, the story offers a view of the special qualities that can help them make it through life.