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a tiny person or being, such as a child


(ˈlɪl ɪˌpʌt, -pət)

an imaginary country inhabited by people about 6 in. (15 cm) tall, described in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).
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Noun1.Lilliput - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny peopleLilliput - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings


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I dance with people I despise; amuse myself with men whose only talent lies in their feet; gain the disapprobation of people I honor and respect; return home at day break with my brain in a state which was never intended for it; and arise in the middle of the next day feeling infinitely more, in spirit and flesh like a Liliputian, than a woman with body and soul.
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