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 Meanings and Examples of FEW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
few
 a.  some, or a small number of something
 n.  a small elite group
Classic Sentence: (203 in 14 pages)
1  He and his companion entered the cottage, in which they remained for a few minutes, and then departed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
2  The duration of my absence was left to my own choice; a few months, or at most a year, was the period contemplated.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
3  In a few minutes after, I heard the creaking of my door, as if some one endeavoured to open it softly.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
4  The scene was perfectly solitary; a few boats were returning towards land, but I sailed away from them.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
5  I confess that I felt a few sensations of terror.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
6  My own strength is exhausted, and I must tell, in a few words, what remains of my hideous narration.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
7  I provided myself with a sum of money, together with a few jewels which had belonged to my mother, and departed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  We talked for a few minutes on the sunny porch.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
9  I said lightly that I had heard nothing at all, and a few minutes later I got up to go home.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  There were generally a few rioters around but they never came into the library so it was a good place to work.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  By the next year I had a few beaux myself, and I began to play in tournaments, so I didn't see Daisy very often.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  As we walked across the moonlight gravel to the porch he disposed of the situation in a few brisk phrases.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
13  I called Gatsby's house a few minutes later, but the line was busy.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
14  I didn't want it to be in the papers and draw a sightseeing crowd so I'd been calling up a few people myself.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
15  And yet, by the constitution of his nature, he loved the truth, and loathed the lie, as few men ever did.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  He was killed a few days ago in a skiing accident.
17  He was here a few minutes ago.
18  A few years ago a car fuelled by solar energy would have been inconceivable.
19  Many things now cost double what they did a few years ago.
20  I gave up eating meat a few months ago.
21  Rick got the push a few weeks ago.
22  A few years ago she was the victim of a con man.
23  A few years ago jogging was the in thing.
24  With your examination only a few days ahead,it is time you began to buckle to.
25  Although he is known to only a few, his reputation among them is very great.
26  I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines from Shakespeare.
27  I saw a few familiar faces among the crowd.
28  A few late nights never did anyone any harm.
29  For a few seconds nobody said anything.
30  The area has a few local peculiarities.