• WordNet 3.6
    • n petiteness the property of being very small in size "hence the minuteness of detail in the painting"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n petiteness The character of being petite; smallness; in recent use, insignificance; finicalness: with contemptuous reference to diminutive size.
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  • Phyllis Mcginley
    “Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!”


In literature:

If he does you'll have him out on a petition.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Grant me my petition!
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Petit de Julleville, ii.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
The barons had few petitions.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. From Henry III. to Richard III." by David Hume
Against this bill the merchants of London appeared by petition before the house of lords.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Petitions and counter-petitions were presented by the merchants of London, Bristol, and other trading towns of the kingdom.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Petit and G. Labourasse.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
He had several signers to his petition, but they were all the lazy, backward scholars, and he knew it.
"The Bobbin Boy" by William M. Thayer
The next day, April 5, 1566, was fixed for the presentation of the petition.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Wise, of Virginia, objected to the reception of certain anti-slavery petitions.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse

In poetry:

My song, my soul, my life, my all,
Why need I pray or make my plea,
Since my petition cannot fall;
For I 'm already one with thee!
"Thou Art My Lute" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Petitions now, and praise may rise,
And saints their off'rings bring;
The Priest, with his own sacrifice,
Presents them to the King.
"Hymn 37" by Isaac Watts
And when she knelt with her babes in prayer,--
I know each petition now,--
I saw the gleam of those wings of light
Lie beautiful on her brow.
"A Thought Of The Stars" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
When I behold them pressed with grief,
I'll cry to heav'n for their relief;
And by my warm petitions prove
How much I prize their faithful love.
"Psalm 141" by Isaac Watts
Though poor they be, yet their condition
And of its wherefore, know we all,
We know the base of their petition,
The truth and justness of their call.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
He went to the magician
Upon the morrow morn.
"Mighty," was his petition,
"Look not on me in scorn;
But one last gaze elision,
Lest I should die forlorn!"
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Cranford reinstates crossing guard following fifth-grader's petition.
Like some 67,000 other Americans, I recently signed a petition asking our next president to deliver on his promise of change, specifically in his choice for Secretary of Agriculture.
Seal pups face slaughter by an Aquarium – Please sign the Petition.
Look for the yellow Petites Cut Out Dress, $30,
Miss Selfridge Petites Cut Out Dress, $30.
Petite little rapper with a super dope flow.
A breakdown of We the People petitions filed since the election.
Activist pulls petition to decriminalize marijuana.
(AP) – Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
The city clerk's office says petition organizers need another 649 signatures before the initiative can go before the city council.
DeltaWing 's Petit Le Mans.
The Nissan DeltaWing 's assault on the 15th annual Petit Le Mans event suffered a set-back in testing today when Gunnar Jeannette was struck by a GTC Porsche and forced into a violent roll.
Now the Highcroft team is scrambling to get the unique racer ready for this weekend's Petit Le Mans.
During testing yesterday for Saturday's Petit Le Mans at the Road Atlanta racetrack, a Porsche 911 GT3 flipped the Deltawing prototype race car off the track.
The Nissan DeltaWing has completed three successful evening test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for its American race debut next month at Petit Le Mans.

In science:

Petit, J.-M., Morbidelli, A., Chambers, J., 2001. The primordial excitation and clearing of the asteroid belt.
Meteoritical and dynamical constraints on the growth mechanisms and formation times of asteroids and Jupiter
It is petitioning for status as a dwarf SNR.
Astrophysics in 2006
We thank Georges Alecian and Franck Le Petit for discussions, Bob Rubin and Yiannis Tsamis for their comments on a fir st version of the manuscript.
Enrichment of the ISM by metal-rich droplets and the abundance bias in HII regions
With new data, which have been taken and analyzed recently by many experiments, the precision of these measurements has improved significantly; kaon decays are now more than com petitive with lepton flavour violation searches in t and p decays.
Lepton Universality Tests with Kaons
Petit : "Univers en interaction avec leur image dans le miroir du temps". CRAS du 6 juin 1977, t. 284, série A, pp. 1413-1416 J.P.
Bigravity : A bimetric model of the Universe. Positive and negative gravitational lensings