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Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 31, 2021
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admonition

WORDS RELATED TO CUT DOWN TO SIZE

  • cut down to size
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • disapprove of
  • discommend
  • discountenance
  • disesteem
  • disfavor
  • disparage
  • expostulate
  • frown
  • mudsling
  • not go for
  • object
  • pooh-pooh
  • poor mouth
  • protest against
  • put down
  • rip
  • run down
  • take dim view of
  • take down
  • take exception to
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