144 examples of pigmies in sentences

The northern Iduna kept guarded the sacred apples which, by a touch, restored the aged gods to youth; and according to Sir J. Maundeville, the apples of Pyban fed the pigmies with their smell only.

Toil, small as pigmies in the gulf profound; Some, dim between the lofty cliffs descried, 165 O'erwalk the slender plank from side to side; These, by the pale-blue rocks that ceaseless ring, In airy baskets hanging, work and sing.

"We who think so much of ourselves have become pigmies upon the face of the earth.

Can you imagine a God of Love devising hideous tortures hereafter, for the punishment of the pigmies who had offended Him?

Like Swift, (whom Macaulay accuses of stealing from Addison's Latin poem on the "Pigmies," some hints for his Lilliput,) Addison had a finer eye for the little than for the vast.

There I shall hope to see your lordship outstrip your contemporaries, and tower above the pigmies of the day.

The leaders, it was true, were for the abolition; but the minor orators, the dwarfs, the pigmies, he trusted, would that night carry the question against them.

But when Lemuel Gulliver, surgeon, resident at Rotherhithe, tells us of pigmies and giants, flying islands, and philosophizing horses, nothing but such circumstantial touches could produce for a single moment a deception on the imagination.

Your Self, high-seated charioteer, Master of cowardice and fear, Your Self that sees the shining length Of all the fearful road ahead, Knows that the terrors that you dread Are pigmies to your splendid strength; Strength you have never even guessed, Strength that has never needed rest.

I have absolute confidence in the character of the admiral, but the pigmies by whom he is surrounded are so many drags on the wheels of State.

For, leaving out of view the pigmies of the former place, whose like we know is never found in Congress, what is there in that Australian bird with the voice of a jackass to excite the feeblest interest in the mind of a man who has listened to the debates on Kansas? or what marvel is an amphibian with the bill of a duck to him who has gazed aghast at the intricate anatomy of the bill of English?

So shall Russia be made a power before which all other European powers shall be pigmies.

A GIANT AMONG THE PIGMIES.

I could not make out who the people were that lived here: for the relics of some seemed quite black, like New Zealand races, and I could still detect the traces of tattooing, while others suggested Mongolian types, and some looked like pigmies, and some like whites.

I was equally confounded at the sight of so many pigmies, for such I took them to be, after having so long accustomed mine eyes to the monstrous objects I had left.

I looked down upon the servants, and one or two friends who were in the house, as if they had been pigmies, and I a giant.

1st Duke of Ethiopia: ...for when Winter comes the pigmies at once put themselves in readiness for war and having chosen a place for battle wait there for some days, so that the cranes when they arrive find their enemy already arrayed.

And at first they preen themselves and do not give battle, but when they are fully rested after their great journey they attack the pigmies with indescribably fury so that many are slain, but the pigmies... Queen: [taking her by the wrist] Ackazárpses!

And at first they preen themselves and do not give battle, but when they are fully rested after their great journey they attack the pigmies with indescribably fury so that many are slain, but the pigmies... Queen: [taking her by the wrist] Ackazárpses!

The shape of the animal, their curious motions, and their most extraordinary voices, made me fancy myself in a kingdom of pigmies.

I have "bostoned" with the best At a ball in Bukharest, I've reversed with Congo pigmies, dark and hairy; I have one-stepped in Sing-Sing And performed the Highland Fling, I have razzled in the reel at Inveraray.

The façade of St. Peter's seemed close to us, but it was a third of a mile distant, and the people ascending the steps dwindled to pigmies.

O! gentle Cambridge! sadly say, Why fates are so unkind To snatch thy giant sons away, Whilst pigmies stay behind? 6.

The trees followed the tortuous course of the cañon, and two men that we saw far below us looked like pigmies.

"Your ancestors were pigmies.

144 examples of  pigmies  in sentences