few vs many

few

Definitions

adjective

  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number

noun

  1. a small elite group

Examples

Mix together with as few stirs as possible - mixing too much will make the muffins too dense and heavy.

By the time harmony was a few centuries old, it began to shiver and shake from them.

It also seems to carry the well-tempered glow of late Woody Allen with a well-satisfied view of late life and with few illusions.

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Definitions

adjective

  1. a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number

Examples

Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.

Second, that the entire Reichstag assented to the declarations made by the speakers on Tuesday that the Emperor had exceeded his constitutional prerogatives in private discussion with foreigners concerning Germany's attitude on controverted questions.

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