Bad intentions are dwarfed by better sentiments, and calamity is likely to strengthen this budding capsule of peace.
In what sense can the government "hold her accountable" in any way that is not dwarfed by her own conscience, and memory?
But both groups were dwarfed by a large gathering in the park of a group called Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights.
That large number is dwarfed by the two-wheeler figure: another 13.5 million.
Labor costs and most other intangibles that affect profitability are dwarfed by this lost amount of revenue.
The tall, slender stems of the yucca and infrequent clumps of dwarfed cacti cast clear-edged shadows on the bare, moonlit ground.
We can not permit ourselves to be narrowed and dwarfed by slogans and phrases.
Now these, the three great events of past history, are all dwarfed very much when compared with what we are now, doing.
But how the form of such a woman must be dwarfed in the camera of such a man's mind!
The giant was taking steps that dwarfed hers, and while she looked at him he drew past her.
Old English dweorh, dweorg (West Saxon), duerg (Mercian), "very short human being," from Proto-Germanic *dweraz (cf. Old Frisian dwerch, Old Saxon dwerg, Old High German twerg, German Zwerg, Old Norse dvergr), perhaps from PIE *dhwergwhos "something tiny," but with no established cognates outside Germanic. The mythological sense is 1770, from German (it seems never to have developed independently in English).
Whilst in this and other ways the dwarfs do at times have dealings with mankind, yet on the whole they seem to shrink from man; they give the impression of a downtrodden afflicted race, which is on the point of abandoning its ancient home to new and more powerful invaders. There is stamped on their character something shy and something heathenish, which estranges them from intercourse with christians. They chafe at human faithlessness, which no doubt would primarily mean the apostacy from heathenism. In the poems of the Mid. Ages, Laurin is expressly set before us as a heathen. It goes sorely against the dwarfs to see churches built, bell-ringing ... disturbs their ancient privacy; they also hate the clearing of forests, agriculture, new fangled pounding-machinery for ore. ["Teutonic Mythology," Jacob Grimm, transl. Stallybrass, 1883]The shift of the Old English guttural at the end of the word to modern -f is typical (cf. enough, draft). Old English plural dweorgas became Middle English dwarrows, later leveled down to dwarfs. The use of dwarves for the legendary race was popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien. As an adjective, from 1590s.
"to render dwarfish," 1620s, from dwarf (n.); sense of "to cause to look small" is from 1850. Related: Dwarfed; dwarfing.
n. pl. dwarfs or dwarves (dwôrvz)
An abnormally small person, often having limbs and features not properly proportioned or formed.
a lean or emaciated person (Lev. 21:20).