And in saying that I do not mean tobelittle the beauty of the gardens, but I have to put them in that category to make a place high enough in the scale of comparison for that tree.
It may indeed be that the prosecution or defense may belittle or intensify one or another bit of evidence which the bench might not have thought of; or they may call attention to some reason for severity or mercy.
One gets the impression in these cases that the witnesses under consideration suppose that they belittle themselves and their point of view if they think anything to be impossible.
Mr. Theobald is unfortunate in his selection of the points he raises in Shakespeare’s career in order to belittle the character of the poet.
I do not fear that; but I do regret that any editor of a prominent paper in New York should belittle it and himself, by allowing any of his employes to keep up this boyish pop-gun firing into the air.
If thou art truly the Prophet of Allah, as thou dost assert, thou art so far above me that I dare not argue with thee; and if thou art merely an impostor, it would not be fitting that I belittle myself by replying.
To represent the likenesses of the Prophets is to belittle them inevitably and sacrilegiously.
When the historians of other Prophets cut out of their lives all that they consider may belittlethem in the eyes of posterity, the writers set themselves up, in reality, as critics of their heroes' acts.
One exception she made in this policy of self-defence; in one thing she gave him his due, for she never attempted to deny or belittlethe validity of his musical passion.
And she must continue to make her mind fight and belittle and criticize him.
While trying to belittle the good intentions of jacob, I tried at the same time to belittle my obligation to him, whose authority was fast becoming irksome.
It is easy, after a lapse of forty years, to show the mistakes of our predecessors, and thereby attempt to belittle another's effort; but is it right?
Mr. Peary attempted to belittle the merited applause by saying that Nansen had borrowed the "Peary system.
Those who would belittle this matter may say that the appearance of which we speak is due largely to the fashion of dress--the long unbroken lines which add to the height and encourage the appearance of slenderness.
This sort of inanity takes the place of reading-matter that might be of benefit, and its effect must be to belittle and contract the mind.
You cannot belittle this struggle or its consequences.
He tried to belittle you, my friends, and the cause to which you are devoted.
Nay, they would even go so far as tobelittle their practical life if we should show a tendency to despise it--whereto at times we might be urged on by a slightly vindictive feeling.
If you feel great and productive in solitude, society willbelittle and isolate you, and vice versa.
Just the fellow to sit on Rawlings if he wishes to belittle the new scheme," Bagshaw had advised.
And on the first occasion, when, imagining Harper to have cause for displeasure with Sturton, he ventured to disparage that fine fellow, and belittle his scheme, Harper turned upon him like a tiger.
And the effect of that is to belittle and corrupt in the child's heart a bigger and deeper conception of love, as a loyal and steadfast thing, with no string attached to it.
Yet he is too impressed by the working of natural economic laws to belittle their influence.
Nor must we belittle the criticism, in its clearest form the work of Fitz James Stephen, that has been levelled at Locke's theory of toleration.
While he did not belittle the value of reason, he was always impressed by the immense part played by prejudice in the determination of policy.
Nor must we belittle what insight De Lolme possessed.
Nor must we belittle the debt he owes to his predecessors.
His object had evidently been to belittle the value of the answer, before it was made, by thus calling attention so prominently to the fact that Dr.