little man


Definition of little man

: the ordinary individual

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Examples of little man in a Sentence

claims that the wind farm would benefit only its developers and that the little man would get nothing out of it
Recent Examples on the Web This wasn’t just a big man setting a screen to free a little man, though. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "If Jerami Grant is this good, what else does Pistons' Troy Weaver have up his sleeve?," 10 Jan. 2021 Our little man is our number one priority, but then our work after that is the second priority. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Prince Harry Calling Archie His ‘Little Man’ Is the Cutest Thing I've Ever Seen," 31 Aug. 2020 The little man himself celebrated his first birthday earlier this summer, on May 6. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Prince Harry Calling Archie His ‘Little Man’ Is the Cutest Thing I've Ever Seen," 31 Aug. 2020 Finally, happy birthday to my little man, Beau Nixon Hill! Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Saints QB Taysom Hill, wife Emily, welcome their newborn son Beau," 22 Aug. 2020 But the underlying cause transcends this miserable little man and his foibles and will distort our politics long after he is gone: the Electoral College. David Faris, TheWeek, "How the Electoral College made America's pandemic response worse," 5 Aug. 2020 All of it, the fake delivery truck, the cell, the blinding lights, just so a repressed little man could issue threats and shuffle papers at his desk. Hari Kunzru, The New Yorker, "A Transparent Woman," 29 June 2020 There is little man can do about it except deal with the after-effects. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "A snowy winter can make things harder for some of Alaska’s moose," 15 Feb. 2020 Thank you so much @carrieunderwood for letting us create the sweetest little smash cake for the cutest little man. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Posted a Rare Photo of Baby Jacob Demolishing His Birthday Cake," 26 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of little man

1707, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2021

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“Little man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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