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Definition of 'few'

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Example sentences containing 'few'

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Claims that such systems make pets anxious and scared mean few owners use them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Probably for a good few years yet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Home celebrations began with the last few singles still out on the course. The Sun (2016)You will need to appoint a few people as executors of your will. The Sun (2016)Get those last few away to the compost heap or tucked up under shrubs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is set to close a further three acquisitions in the next few months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Demand for this style of investment has grown considerably in the past few years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She would stop for a few seconds and then bite again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The faces grow older, the numbers are fewer and the memories fade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They keep plaque at bay and brighten teeth after a few uses. The Sun (2009)There are a few good laughs here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have certainly earned these last few weeks of unbelievable memories. The Sun (2016)You need to pay fewer people more. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They were just a few feet away. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But crunch a few numbers and things get more interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are now expected within the next few weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The police have suffered a good deal of criticism in the past few years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You could save a few pounds in a few seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We captured a few small ones and took samples from them and then put them back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She appears to have had few close friends. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The reaction was similar to the one when we found remains a few days ago. The Sun (2008)Lower heat and simmer for a few minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They felt he allowed few opportunities to use their abilities. Christianity Today (2000)The arrangement lasted only a few weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Very few people are instinctively good at maths. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She lives a few hundred yards away from my flat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The show is set to be piloted in the next few weeks. The Sun (2009)It is understood the five men were all recalled into custody within the past few months. The Sun (2009)They are then asked questions by people they have only seen before for a few seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There may be a few small acne scars from adolescence. Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin (1990)Only a few people close to me have had anything happen. Stanko, Elizabeth Everyday Violence (1990)Only a few days left of our least favourite month. The Sun (2013)With few hard numbers to go on, investors have to rely on guesswork and emotion. John Cassidy DOT.CON (2001)

Synonyms of 'few'

not many, one or two, hardly any, scarcely any
a small number, a handful, a sprinkling, a scattering

Trends of 'few'

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Translations for 'few'

British English: few /fjuː/ DETERMINER
A few means some, but not many.
She gave me a few sweets.
  • American English: few
  • Arabic: بِضْعَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: poucos
  • Chinese: 不多的
  • Croatian: malobrojan
  • Czech: málo
  • Danish:
  • Dutch: enkele
  • European Spanish: poco
  • Finnish: harva
  • French: peu
  • German: wenige
  • Greek: λίγος
  • Italian: pochi
  • Japanese: 少しの
  • Korean: 약간의
  • Norwegian:
  • Polish: niewielu
  • European Portuguese: poucos
  • Romanian: câțiva
  • Russian: немногие
  • Spanish: pocos
  • Swedish: inte många
  • Thai: น้อย
  • Turkish: birkaç
  • Ukrainian: кілька
  • Vietnamese: ít số lượng
British English: few /fjuː/ PRONOUN
You use a few to refer to a small number of things or people.
The doctors are all busy and a few work more than 100 hours a week.
  • American English: few
  • Arabic: قَلِيل مِن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: poucos
  • Chinese: 几乎没有
  • Croatian: nekolicina
  • Czech: několik
  • Danish:
  • Dutch: een paar
  • European Spanish: pocos
  • Finnish: muutama
  • French: quelques-uns
  • German: wenige
  • Greek: λίγοι
  • Italian: pochi
  • Japanese: 少数
  • Korean: 적은
  • Norwegian: noen få
  • Polish: mało
  • European Portuguese: poucos
  • Romanian: câțiva
  • Russian: некоторые
  • Spanish: pocos
  • Swedish:
  • Thai: จำนวนน้อย
  • Turkish: birkaç
  • Ukrainian: декілька
  • Vietnamese: một vài

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