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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.Guillaume Apollinaire
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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
few (comparative fewer, superlative fewest)
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An indefinite, but usually small, number of.
- I don't know how many drinks I've had, but I've had a few.
- Quite a few of them (=many of them) were pleasantly surprised.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Not many; a small but somewhat indefinite number of.
- There are few people who understand quantum theory.
- I was expecting lots of people at the party, but very few (=almost none) turned up.
- (meteorology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Obscuring one eighth to two eighths of the sky.
- Tonight.. A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight.
- NOAA definition of the term "few clouds": An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8. This is applied only when obscuring phenomenon aloft are present--that is, not when obscuring phenomenon are surface-based, such as fog.
- Few is used with plural nouns only; its synonymous counterpart little is used with uncountable nouns.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Few, to some people, normally indicates a quantity of three.
indefinite, usually small nuber
meteorology: obscuring 1-2 eighths of the sky
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