[ adjective ] (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of
"fewer birds came this year" "the birds are fewer this year" "fewer trains were late"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The fewer nos she has_to utter the more effective they will be .(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
While it must be said that these same Protestants have built some new churches during this period , and that religious population_shifts have emptied churches , a principal reason for this phenomenon of redundancy is that fewer Protestants are going_to church .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Recently I was struck anew by the divergent approaches , when in the course of one afternoon and evening I listened to no fewer than ten different performances .(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
Certainly there would be less anxiety , fewer accidents ( it is the clumsy child who sustains the worst injuries ) , and higher scholastic averages , since alert children work better .