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- 2006, Shannon McKenna, Out Of Control:
- “Watch it with the delirious power trips, pal,” she warned him. “Keep it up, and I'll have to knock you back down to size."
- 2013, Jerry Dennis, It's Raining Frogs and Fishes:
- The world is untamed and untameable. Wind, rain, and lightning knock us down to size.
- 2015, Jimmy R. Watson, Big Jesus: A Pastor’s Struggle with Christology, page 49:
- My experience as a minister for twenty-five years has informed me that most people have inherited from their faith tradition a gigantic Jesus of epic proportions. I am almost hesitant to knock him down to size, and if I thought he truly was coming back as a 5'1" man with unlimited powers, I would probably keep my mouth shut.