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Definition of Little

  • Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
  • Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
  • Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
  • Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
  • Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
  • Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
  • That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
  • A small degree or scale; miniature.
  • In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.
  • a small amount or duration
  • not much
  • limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  • (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
  • low in stature; not tall

How to use little in a sentence. Little pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
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I thought him a little mad, but yet his speech had seemed not without dark meaning.
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He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
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Voices mingled, there was light laughter, little bursts of admiration, then lower tones, and then he was roused by a voice calling.
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After five years I left, with a bald head at twenty-nine, and a little book of noble thoughts-Tips for the Tired, or Things you can say To-day on what you can do to-morrow.
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It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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He could little imagine Foorgat doing this from mere courtesy; he could not imagine any woman, save one wholly sophisticated, or one entirely innocent, trusting herself with him-and in such a place.
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David had been left by Kaid in a small room, little more than an alcove, next to a larger room richly furnished.
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He was not, however, more perplexed and troubled than David, who, in the little room where he had been brought and left alone with coffee and cigarettes, served by a slave from some distant portion of the Palace, sat facing his future.
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David looked round the little room.
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There was work to do in England, work too little done-the memory of the great meeting at Heddington flashed upon him.
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He saw David enter quickly, yet without any air of secrecy, and pass into the little room where Kaid had left him.
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Was this, then, the way that murderers felt, that men felt who took human life-so frozen, so little a part of their surroundings?
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I begin to see how near good is to evil; how near faith is to unfaith; and how difficult it is to judge from actions only; how little we can know to-day what we shall feel tomorrow.
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Distance has little to do with understanding or affection.
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I had too little faith.
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He recalled to her the scene in the little tapestried room as vividly as though it was there before her eyes, and it had for the moment all the effect of a hideous nightmare.
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I know little of the English, though I know them humane and honest; but my brother, Foorgat Bey, he was much among them, lived much in England, was a friend to many great English.
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He grew a little paler.
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Examples of Little

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
Yet his blue eyes looked kindly at me, and now he began to nod pleasantly.
Example #4
He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
Example #5
From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
Example #6
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.