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Solomon says parents can teach their teens to strategize about how to express why the relationship wasn’t working, instead of resorting to belittling judgments that keep them from learning from the experience.
It’s telling that Simpson—whose career as a singer was often overshadowed by gossipy, belittling narratives—found resounding success last year with her earnest and entrancing memoir.
She was very woman, and the look of the thing was not nice to her eyes, while it must belittle her in theirs.
This is supposed to refer to an altercation between these two gods, in which they tried to belittle each other.
The man who shuns realities because they belittle him is on the wrong road; he is hopelessly lost from the beginning.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
When they have won the praise of men, pride leads them on to belittle the work of other men and to applaud their own.
Weve278 been thundered at, frightened, cursed, and every agency has united to belittle us in our own eyes.
Nevertheless, these misstatements of Greaves were used by critics all over the world to belittle Whistler.
THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLERELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
O, the length and breadth, the height and depth, the cruelty and the irony of a prejudice which can so belittle human nature.
He felt that he must make himself worthy of her—to go back to her as anything less than a hero might seem to belittle her.
THE GAY COCKADETEMPLE BAILEY

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nonesuchnoun | [nuhn-suhch ]SEE DEFINITION