Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Isolated; widely separated in space or time: applied to several individuals.

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Examples

  • There must be some way out of here, but the voices of courage and clarity are few and far-between in Israel, Palestine and even here in the U.S.

    Obama and Gaza: Exiting the Vortex of Violence

  • Just ask any bored god who used to get nice fatted calves or whatever, and who now lives on the few and far-between coins tossed in a sacred spring.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • No, Kick-Ass was not perfect, but I will say that its problems are few and far-between and most lie in the story structure.

    Early Buzz: Is Kick-Ass The Best Superhero Movie Ever Made? Trailer Coming Soon | /Film

  • Nothing is uniform, thankfully, but I think those voices are very few and far-between, Beth.

    Greetings from L.A.!

  • However, the few and far-between modern films of the past few decades that have addressed the Civil War, though they may be filled with impressive accuracy on weaponry, tactics, and costumes, still shy away from displaying accurately the vehement politics and social mores of those days.

    Civil War Movies and Memorial Day

  • On the occasions when Brown breaks out of his usual mode and provides us with a super-hero parody or religious commentary the stories become interesting, but they're too few and far-between in this collection.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • There was no sense given there that tree ring samples are rare or few and far-between either!

    The Euro Hockey Team and Yamal « Climate Audit

  • There was no sense given there that tree ring samples are rare or few and far-between either! bender

    The Euro Hockey Team and Yamal « Climate Audit

  • Even in a city that I know well, the drama of finding a 100% vegetarian restauraunt the kosher ones are few and far-between around here is exhausting.

    hungry in galus - Danya Ruttenberg

  • It's one of those comics that I always assume we have plenty of, but now they're few and far-between and $200 in NM in Overstreet.

    Archive 2005-05-15

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