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adjective a few, a handful of, a small number of, a sprinkling of, excess of two, few and far between, hardly any, inconsequential, inconsiderable, infrequent, least, less, little, littlest, low, lowest, meager, minimal, minimum, more than two, negligible, not many, not too many, occasional, of small number, petty, picayune, preeious few, rare, scant, scarce, scarcely any, seldom, several, small, smallest, some, sparse, straggling, too few, trifling, unimportant
See also: deficient, infrequent, scarce, several
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Yet historian Clayton Cramer found Washington was referring not to the general state of the militia, as Bellesiles would have us conclude, but, in Washington's words, to "the odd behaviour of the few Militia that were marched hither from Fairfax, Culpeper, and Prince William counties, Many of them unarmed.
There's no better proof than the few who have followed in Carnegie's footsteps.
And after scouring the foreclosure notices, I soon learned that the few homeowners I found who appeared desperate--based on their ads--weren't nearly as hungry to sell as I'd hoped.
Tejas makes a profit by being one of the few entities that can physically take advantage of daily swings in gas price.
And, climate - the constant freezing of water, then its thawing, which occurs for the few weeks of summer - has played an enormous role.
So if 20,000 potential matches are identified, a user must sift through them all to find the few that might be valuable.
With this enthusiasm of the majority, the few that liked it not feared to appear unpatriotic by holding up their hands against it, and so kept quiet.
One of the few remaining national toy chains and the second-biggest seller behind Wal-Mart, Toys 'R' Us has felt increasing pressure from mass-market retailers.
In the summer of 1994, however, a scientific panel reviewed available data on acoustic pingers and concluded that the few trials conducted with them had been too small or poorly designed to establish any benefit.
It was probably one of the few times I'd ever hoped Bonds would hit it out,'' Green joked.