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pale into insignificance

To diminish or lessen in significance, importance, impact, or value, especially over time or compared to something else. The horrible tensions and violence that used to grip this city have started to pale into insignificance as we continue this period of peace and prosperity. I've found a bit of success with my work, but it pales into insignificance compared to eternal works of the writers who inspired me.
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pale into insignificance

lose importance or value.
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The ferocity with which he had fought before paled into insignificance beside the mad fury with which he now attacked the three terrible creatures upon him.
Presently fifty of the mightiest nobles of the greatest courts of Mars marched down the broad Aisle of Hope bearing a splendid car upon their shoulders, and as the people saw who sat within, the cheers that had rung out for me paled into insignificance beside those which thundered through the vast edifice now, for she whom the nobles carried was Dejah Thoris, beloved Princess of Helium.
Maybe he didn't go back to have a go or ask why because his teammate had just put his team in the lead so the punch paled into insignificance and he wanted to celebrate with his teammates rather than confront him.
But the Pole's efforts paled into insignificance following the efforts of accabi Tel Aviv's Eran Zahavi.
So for Butcher any frustration paled into insignificance as he sent the fan and his family a message of support.
Covers of Ike & Tina, The Beatles, Sly Stone and Led Zeppelin were note-perfect, but paled into insignificance when she tackled her own extensive back catalogue.
The club's website read: "The euphoria at the clubhouse of an eight try rout of Blaina (46-3), paled into insignificance as the tragic news emerged that Lewis Smith, aged 21, a much loved and committed player of the club had died suddenly after leaving the field of play for The Quins away at Gwernyfed on Saturday afternoon.
Talented though Mourinho was, fans also seem to have forgotten the role played by his predecessors, Ruud Gullit, Gianni Vialli and Claudio Ranieri in laying the foundations for success, or that even the Special One's contribution paled into insignificance compared to that of the Russian billionaire.
With Sophie's crying, bitching and teenage-style crushes, her indeniable beauty seems to have paled into insignificance.
However, as Ports stand-in boss, Ciaran Harding, suggested afterwards, the victory paled into insignificance with the news that McFall and his family had been called to his father's hospital bedside on Friday night.
Unfortunately for him his misdemeanours paled into insignificance when Catalina told a shocked audience that she had been done for drink driving.
Tournament favourites Sri Lanka were thrashed by Pakistan in the opener but that defeat paled into insignificance against the Kiwi hammering of Pakistan.
But that has paled into insignificance in comparison to the furore which has surrounded Ireland.
But everything paled into insignificance once Whitechapel hit the stage.
And that meant his goal and even winning a player of the year award from fans paled into insignificance alongside the hurt that John Ovenstone was feeling.