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Origin of microcosm
OTHER WORDS FROM microcosmmi·cro·cos·mic, mi·cro·cos·mi·cal, adjective
Words nearby microcosm
Example sentences from the Web for microcosm
But what happens at Winchester University is a microcosm of the cruel world beyond its be-crested gates.‘Dear White People’ Is the Race Movie America Didn’t Know It Needed|Rawiya Kameir|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I begin to observe that it sounds as if Sully is in microcosm what Newman himself…but that is as far as I get.
Altogether, the monks, the Dukes, and the winemakers created a microcosm the influence of which can still be felt today.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?|Jordan Salcito|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or a microcosm of the debate that has consumed the nation and a harbinger of what is to come?Swing States Sit Out Obamacare: What Four Holdouts Are Doing|David Freedlander|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Think of these two episodes as a microcosm of the state of housing in this great city.
Each man's macrocosm is apt to be related to his microcosm, as the convex to the concave of a curve.Social Rights And Duties|Leslie Stephen
Their organisation was a microcosm of that of the entire Empire.German Society at the Close of the Middle Ages|Ernest Belfort Bax
Man is a microcosm, that is, a little world, and therefore he doth command all other living creatures and they obey him.
The engineer was to them a microcosm, a compound of every science, a possessor of all human knowledge.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
It is, as he admits, an audacious proposal to pit the microcosm against the macrocosm.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)|Sir Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for microcosm
Derived forms of microcosmmicrocosmic or microcosmical, adjective
Word Origin for microcosm
Cultural definitions for microcosm
A representation of something on a much smaller scale. Microcosm means “small world,” and in the thought of the Renaissance, it was applied specifically to human beings, who were considered to be small-scale models of the universe, with all its variety and contradiction. (Compare macrocosm.)