EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOTE

His father was one whom a mote in his brother's eye repelled.

I suggest that the beam in our eye is simply our unloving reaction to the other man's mote.

"There's a mote in't," quo' the man when he swallowed the dishclout.

When only apparently a mote is found, it is exaggerated to a very great beam.

At that time Ruth had been less than a mote 28 in the eye of Uncle Jabez.

This should be done with a firm and steady hand, and will often bring out the mote.

We see a mote in the eye of our neighbor, but fail to notice a beam in our own.

It was, he thought, like sitting on air, as light as a mote of dust drifting in a breeze.

"That's perhaps because you see the mote in your neighbors' eyes," said Brocky rising.

Our little child danced in the glory as a mote in a sunbeam.

WORD ORIGIN

"particle of dust," Old English mot, of unknown origin; perhaps related to Dutch mot "dust from turf, sawdust, grit," Norwegian mutt "speck, mote, splinter, chip." Many references are to Matt. vii:3.

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