smaller group

See: minority
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By the wall of China-Town a smaller group of people were gathered round a man in a frieze coat who held a paper in his hand.
He was passing down a mean street, when from an alley close at hand some shouts of revelry arose, and there came straggling forth a dozen madcaps, whooping and calling to each other, who, parting noisily, took different ways and dispersed in smaller groups.
Looking still more remotely to the future, we may predict that, owing to the continued and steady increase of the larger groups, a multitude of smaller groups will become utterly extinct, and leave no modified descendants; and consequently that of the species living at any one period, extremely few will transmit descendants to a remote futurity.
McGrath explained: "The under-21s were away for the first week of that also which left us with a smaller group for training that week and we were delighted to welcome them back on the Tuesday night, a full complement for the next two weeks of training.
I'd like to see this cut to more like 1% by 2015 at the latest so as to create a smaller group of people more clearly accountable for spending the licence fee.
People in the larger march had been seen brandishing machetes, spears, sticks and wooden cudgels, but it is not clear any of the prostesters killed in the smaller group were armed.
But metalcasters should remember to make safety a priority, particularly as production revs up to meet a growing casting demand that is supplied by a now smaller group of casting facilities.
Earlier Reuters reported that some French and German officials were thinking about proceeding with closer integration even if that meant doing so with a smaller group of core euro zone countries.
He also asked the leaders and representatives those who are demanding for a separate state to form a smaller group to address all the issues.
A smaller group were sent a third invitation for routine screening.
Imagine that the Joker has captured three hostages--Alice, Bob and Carol--and plans to randomly divide them into two groups, a larger group and a smaller group.
Rob Burdett, of Hewitt New Bridge Street, said :"FTSE 250 companies typically have a smaller group of larger shareholders who may exert greater influence over remuneration policy.