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small letter

noun
1.
a lower-case letter
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  • We were sitting at breakfast one morning when Princess came in, holding a small letter in her hand.

    Saxe Holm's Stories Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The first word of an indirect quotation should begin with a small letter.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • And yet when the postman comes to take the letters, it is only one small letter that he carries away.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • So I may call myself a christian, though I spell it with a small letter.

  • The noun of nationality may begin with a capital or a small letter.

  • On each leaf stood a row of capital letters, every one having a small letter by its side.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • After some moments of evident rumination, he tremblingly drew a small letter from his pocket.

  • The more man spells Law with a capital letter the more he spells himself with a small letter.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • The form advanced, took up the pen, joined a small letter to the capital 'T' already written, and finished out the name in full.

  • Such a small letter would have been such a huge comfort and would have made the dream seem less far away.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett

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