[ 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 .