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Definition of few:

  1. Not many; small, limited, or confined in number; - indicating a small portion of units or individuals constituing a whole; often, by ellipsis of a noun, a few people.

Synonyms:

in the minority, sporadic, hardly a, less, infrequent, several, hardly any, a small number of, seldom, a couple of, scarcely any, not too many, scant, a few, widely spaced, straggling, scattered, thin, rare, few and far between, any, some, inconsiderable.

Usage examples:

  • It's only a few years."

    - "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • Charley will be here in a few minutes.

    - "By Right of Purchase", Harold Bindloss.
  • No, very few men.

    - "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.