Swan, then, had availed himself of Lone's belittlement of him and was living down to it.
To hold otherwise were a blasphemy and a belittlement of God.
He had an uncomfortable sense of belittlement, of having played a small part in a not altogether worthy game.
Yet how often one hears careless remarks of censure or—worse—of belittlement.
It was a mockery of their bravado, ...