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Definition of Few

  • Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; -- indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituting a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people.
  • a small elite group
  • a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

How to use few in a sentence. Few pronunciation.

Of Benn Claridge Prince Kaid had scarcely even heard until he died; and, indeed, it was only within the past few years that the Quaker merchant had extended his business to Egypt and had made his headquarters at Assiout, up the river.
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Yet-yet a few strong patriotic men-" Lacey looked quizzically at David.
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Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
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His pulses, which, but a few minutes past, were throbbing and pounding like drums in his ears, seemed now to flow and beat in very quiet.
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A few moments later they were standing among the consuls and officials in the salon.
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A few minutes later he was tapping at the door of Mizraim, the Chief Eunuch.
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A few moments later all that was left of Foorgat Bey was sitting in his carriage beside Mizraim the Chief Eunuch-sitting upright, stony, and still, and in such wise was driven swiftly to his palace.
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In a few moments the house was still, and remained so for hours.
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Laying it down, he took another and wrote but a few words-to Achmet and Diaz.
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One day, when this war was over, he would go alone, save for a faithful few, to deal with these tribes and peoples upon another plane than war; but here and now the only course was that which had been planned by Kaid and those who counselled him.
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Can it be denied, but that the going of a few sober Persons, tho' but once a Year, to see a Play, that they think less offensive and dangerous, does encourage many others to go frequently to Plays, and to those that are more abominably loose and prophane; who might never go at all to them, if none frequented them but such as were entirely abandoned to Shame as well as Vice? VII.
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But yet, it must be confessed, that there are others, (and those not a few) whose Lives are almost one continued Circle of Vanity and Folly.
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I am apt to think, that very few of 'em have read Mr. Collier's 'View of the Stage'; if they had, they would there see the _Corruptions_ of the Plays set in so clear a Light, that one would believe, they should never after be Tempted to appear in a Place where _Lewdness_ and _Obscenity_ (not to mention other Immoralities) are so great a part of the Entertainment; a Place that is now become the _Common Rendezvouz_ of the most Lewd and Dissolute Persons; the _Exchange_, (if I may so call it) where they meet to carry on the _vilest_ and _worst_ of Practices.
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I know I am not capable of suffering more than I did during those few minutes of suspense in the dark, surrounded by those creeping, bloody-minded tarantulas.
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We cut down three trees apiece, and found it such heart-breaking work that we decided to "rest our case" on those; if they held the property, well and good; if they didn't, let the property spill out through the gaps and go; it was no use to work ourselves to death merely to save a few acres of land.
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A few orthodox Americans straggled in from California, but no love was lost between the two classes of colonists.
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Every few days news would come of the discovery of a bran-new mining region; immediately the papers would teem with accounts of its richness, and away the surplus population would scamper to take possession.
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Now and then we came upon holes burrowed a few feet into the declivities and apparently abandoned; and now and then we found one or two listless men still burrowing.
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To do either was plainly the labor of months; for we could blast and bore only a few feet a day-some five or six.
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Every man you met had his new mine to boast of, and his "specimens" ready; and if the opportunity offered, he would infallibly back you into a corner and offer as a favor to you, not to him, to part with just a few feet in the "Golden Age," or the "Sarah Jane," or some other unknown stack of croppings, for money enough to get a "square meal" with, as the phrase went.
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Examples of Few

Example #1
David's donkey now picked its way carefully through the narrow streets of the Moosky.
Example #2
This esteem gave greater certainty that any backsheesh coming from the estate of Benn Claridge would not be sifted through many hands on its way to himself.
Example #3
It is not civilised life here.
Example #4
But it's enough for me.
Example #5
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #6
As a wind, unfelt, stirs the leaves of a forest, making it rustle delicately, a whisper swept through the room.