[ adjective ] more than one but indefinitely small in number




"a few roses" "a couple of roses"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

Except for a rich friendship with the painter , Chauncey_Ryder who gave him the only professional instruction he ever had - and this was limited to a_few lessons , though the two artists often went on painting trips together - Roy developed his art by himself .

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

From the wealth of material and the wide variety of different electronic techniques perfected in the past few years we have selected a_few examples which appear to be headed for use in the immediate future and which offer completely new tools in medical research .

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Are you spending too much money on team uniforms that benefit only a_few employees ?

If coffee is sold at the cafeteria , let a_few workers in each department get it for the whole group .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

But with all the changes in philosophy , dress and terrain - a_few things remain constant , including the devotion of Americans to the great field_sports , hunting and fishing .

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