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Sample sentences for the GRE study word belittle

belittle can be used as a verb

1.The course you suggest would belittle us more than it would annoy them. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
2.To make Wellington so great is to belittle England. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.Poe's humorous stories as a whole have tended to belittle rather than increase his fame, many of them verging on the inane. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4.Shame on the passions which belittle man Honor to the one which makes a child of hi. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.I understand that you belittle all sentiments of generosity and kindliness, but I do not, and I can convince your most doughty warrior that these characteristics are not incompatible with an ability to fight.. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6.Although his work has been belittled because he has chosen exceptional and theatric happenings, yet his real strength came from his contact with Western life. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
7.Of course this excited a curiosity so vast that it almost belittled the main matter--but the Welshman allowed it to eat into the vitals of his visitors, and through them be transmitted to the whole town, for he refused to part with his secret. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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