Origin of Lilliputian
Examples from the Web for lilliputian
How could he pick the Lilliputian city whose favorite place of worship is the Rocky statue at the foot of an art museum?Cliff Lee Signs With the Phillies: Get Over It, New York|Buzz Bissinger|December 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST
This plant so precious has numberless enemies in the Lilliputian world to which I am introducing you.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
It was always one of her Lilliputian ambitions to obtain the reputation of a feeble appetite.Discipline|Mary Brunton
It was a deer; perfect and beautiful, but cast in a Lilliputian mould.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
A company of little ones, therefore, looked like an assemblage of Lilliputian merveilleuses and incroyables.The Nameless Castle|Maurus Jkai
The little standard, or bush, is simply a diminutive Lilliputian kind of tree—just such as a boy would wish for in his garden.
Word Origin for Lilliputian
"diminutive, tiny," literally "pertaining to Lilliput," the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, a name coined by Jonathan Swift in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726). Swift left no explanation of the origin of the word.